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TheLostHippos t1_iy8or3y wrote

My hypomania makes me exercise... to the point I will injure myself.


neoplastic_pleonasm t1_iy93dej wrote

During my first manic episode, I spent night and day working out with kettle bells in my apartment. I'd switched back to depression by the time I returned to the doc a month later and only realized something had happened when the nurse pointed out I'd lost 30lb.

That being said, I've found that regular exercise (along side my medication and quality sleep) is absolutely vital for preventing mood episodes.


TheLostHippos t1_iy98t22 wrote

I've got two 20 pound kettlebells next to my desk at all times. Sometimes I just need to get that energy out.


Viperbunny t1_iy9u4ps wrote

I have small weights and an exercise ball because I have a two connective tissue disorders, but a need to do something to get out the mania.


Who_Wouldnt_ t1_iy8te72 wrote

What I learned from playing sports was the discipline to expend energy without injuring myself, I wasn't always successful and did overdo it sometimes, but it beat the alternative of just sitting there racing and holding on for dear life inside my head.