June 28th, 2011
01:50 PM ET

Human Factor: How a triathlon saved my life

In the Human Factor, we profile survivors who have overcome the odds. Confronting a life obstacle - injury, illness or other hardship –- they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn’t know they possessed. This week Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells one man's story of overcoming major depression through exercise. In a previous post, Dr. Joseph C. Maroon talks about the importance of triathlons in his life.

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  1. khanzaman

    hi agree.bt morning walk is naturally available medicine.for tension

    July 1, 2011 at 08:31 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dan Bray

      I agree that a morning walk is great for fighting depression.

      July 1, 2011 at 15:49 | Report abuse |
  2. Dan Bray

    Very informative and useful story, Dr. Gupta. For me, exercise (light weight lifting, light swimming, power walking and light bike riding) always "breaks-up" depression bouts. I also believe that making reasonable nutrition choices makes a huge difference in subsiding depression (lower sugar, caffeine and alcohol consumption).

    July 1, 2011 at 15:48 | Report abuse | Reply
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