I love to exercise. I like to lift weights and run. It’s rather difficult for me because I have health problems, but I try to push through the pain and go anyways. Weight lifting and running are great activities for me because I’m a social inept loner. These activities do not require other people. I can run and lift weights completely alone. Exercise is one of the few activities that isn’t affected by my depression. I’ve lost the motivation to engage in many activities that I use to enjoy, but exercise is not one of them. If you don’t exercise, you should consider starting. There was a time in my life when my heath problems were so bad that I couldn’t even exercise. During that time I became even more depressed than I normally am. When I started exercising again, I became much less depressed. Until that gap in exercise, I wasn’t truly able to comprehend the psychological benefits of exercise. What many people don’t realize is how significant an impact our physical health has on our mental health. There are actual biological changes that occur when we engage in exercise that improve our mental well-being. And of course, exercise also improves our physical health, physical appearance, and self-esteem. It is nice to be able to look in the mirror and see the reflection of a chiseled physique. It is also nice to be stronger and faster than the majority of the population. Although my loner status is enough for most people to consider me a loser, most people won’t talk shit to my face because they know I could beat them up if I wanted. I was inspired to post this poll after I watched a special on 20/20 about a morbidly obese (600 pound) man who made a commitment to lose weight. Over the course of 2 years he managed to lose 400 pounds. Not only did he look much better, but his psychological health had improved drastically. He was like a completely different person. Here is a link to the 20/20 special. http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/DiabetesNews/story?id=4029716&page=1 If you want to start exercising but need some suggestions, just ask. I and other members of this forum know a lot about exercise and nutrition.