Exercise helps fight anxiety and depression

If you suffer from anxiety or depression, here’s some good news: Mounting evidence supports exercise as an effective treatment for clinical anxiety disorders as well as more generalized anxiety. It’s also being touted as beneficial if you have mild-to-moderate depression; a study by Canadian scientists George Mammen, MSc and Guy Faulkner, PhD, titled Physical Activity and the Prevention of Depression, suggests even low levels of physical activity, such as walking for relatively brief periods each day, can ward off and help prevent depression.

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