Half hour exercise a day helps treat depression

| 12/04/2010

(Telegraph): Researchers found that a workout reduces stress and anger and boosts the sense of physical wellbeing. They claim physical exercise should be more widely prescribed as a treatment to tackle depressive or anxiety disorders. Professor Jasper Smits, a psychologist, at the southern Methodist University in Dallas said that physical therapy could be prescribed instead of or as a supplement to medication. "Exercise can fill the gap for people who can’t receive traditional therapies because of cost or lack of access, or who don’t want to because of the perceived social stigma associated with these treatments," he said.

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  1. Anonymous says:

     This is so true.  I exercise now not to lose weight but to keep from getting depressed.