HGH makes no sense! At this age depression is - most likely - just an exercise deficieny; even more likely if this person does not have a resistance exercise program. See basics at http://www.antiagingforme.com Data presented by Dr. John Greist, Wisconsin University, and H. C. Brown, North West University at the ACSM meetings, made it clear that depression should be classified as an exercise-deficiency disease. Test scores documented that when patients followed the basic ACSM minimum exercise guidelines, depression disappeared in 80 - 90% of people. In studying the effect of exercise on depression, Dr. Greist used the SCL-90 Depression Score to define the degree of depression. As shown in the graph below (sorry, not able to copy graph, but it's reproduced in the reference given below), a student who suffered from depression quickly improved after starting an exercise program. She jogged for twenty to thirty minutes, three times a week. When the student tripped and fell during jogging, unable to continue jogging, depression re-appeared quickly. After some coaching, to do swimming instead of jogging, depression scores decreased once again. Of note is the addition of nutritional counseling which decreased depression further to 90+%. Nutrition counselors have observed that people who suffer from depression often have a high intake of sugar. Amino acid ratios in the blood are affected by sugar, which then alters neurotransmitters in the brain and induces depression. Along with an exercise regimen that includes resistance exercise to build muscle (as buffer against sugar imbalances), one should focus on better nutrition via a drastic reduction in sugar intake.
Exercise alone Could Save Our Health Care System a minimum of $ 22 Billion The antidepressant drug market is about $ 20 billion annually. Associated medical costs such as doctor visits, tests, and treatment for side effects total at least $ 7 billion. The price for a one-month supply of antidepressants is about $150. One TV drug commercial states, “Three out of five people on antidepressants have unresolved remaining symptoms.” They suggest to ad Abilify–a second anti-depressant—to the regimen. Not only do side effects increase, but the cost to the patient goes up to $ 650 a month. At a total of $ 27 Billion, with an effectiveness of only 80%, by just administering exercise (80% of 27 billion), the savings would result in a minimum of $ 21.6 billion a year. In reality the savings would be much larger because exercise also reduces other disease risks like heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cognitive functions. How all this fits the overall anti-aging picture and info supplied by Telomere research, see references for Dr. Greist's work in (e-book) “Dr. Kugler's Ultimate Anti-Aging Factor”, Chapter 2 and 3. “Anti-aging in action; longer, stronger, shapelier, sexier, brainier.” Also check out - this Forum - “Hormone Replacement” “Senior Health” about the, less boring, and more effective, circuit exercise program.
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