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The Rock has the perfect prescription for your mental health needs.

Whether you’re a recreational lifter or hitting the weights is your drug, there’s no questioning the fact that getting into the gym has more than just physical benefits. Ever have that sluggish feeling, the feeling like you’re just down, depressed, scatter brained? Sometimes life brings you down and your first reaction is to find something, anything that can lift your spirits. It may feel like strenuous “work” to some, but getting your ass in the gym and doing some lifting might be the perfect pick me up after some tough times. There’s no better remedy for mental clarity than getting in a good session in the gym.

Remember these words for as long as you lift; hitting the gym is like therapy. Having a crappy day at work? Hit the gym. Your relationship is crashing and burning? Lift some weights. Feel like the world’s against you, like everything is crumbling? Hop on the bench and push out some reps.

The endorphins that are let off in your brain can make all the negative crap consuming your mind, just burn away to reveal the better side of yourself; the positive side with no worries, not a care in the world. It seems that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson couldn’t agree more. Check it out.


Looks like The Rock is living in the gym and he appears to be reaping the benefit. Take it from us,the less time you spend in the gym, lazing about, complaining about your rotten life, the less time you’ll have to actually do something about your depression. Exercise is great medicine, so why not take advantage and get some gains in the gym while at the same time fixing your brain.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.