After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church.    Ephesians 5:29

The body is usually the first battle field you should address when trying to take back your life.  I don't think it's the most powerful contributor to depression, but physical factors are generally the easiest issues to diagnose and the most straight forward to remediate. 

However, just because it's easy to tell that you need to incorporate more exercise into your life doesn't make it easy to do.  As you'll read in the articles on the basics of fighting depression, we strongly advocate giving yourself LOTS of grace.  There's no room for perfectionism in this struggle.  


The basics are four aspects of your everyday life that have a powerful impact on your body, mood, and energy levels. 



The pillars are three crucial items to build into your life.  They take more time to set up, but once you do they will have a lasting impact.



Understanding where you're at in the journey and where you need to go next can be invaluable.  The phases are a general outline of the process of coming out of depression.