You can learn to benefit
How long you have to run to experience this effect varies from person to person, but as little as 20 to 30 minutes often seems to be enough to make you feel good. If you make it too hard for yourself, running can have the opposite effect. It is particularly important that you regularly work up a sweat so that you can benefit from a constant supply of happiness chemicals. Research shows that three months of consistent exercise has an effect similar to taking antidepressants.
So running can be a great remedy when you are not feeling comfortable in your own skin. It brings peace of mind, increases your self-confidence and makes you resilient. Feelings of depression, anxiety and aggression fade into the background. Nevertheless, regular exercise is not a panacea and it is wise to seek professional help if you are experiencing symptoms of depression.