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Exercise treats depression better than medications

Scientists at the University of South Australia are calling for exercise to be made a key treatment for depression. According to them, sport is one and a half times more effective than regular consultations with doctors and taking medications.

Researchers have found that physical activity for 12 weeks or less reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, and in some patients even improves overall mental health. The most effective were high-intensity but short exercise sessions, such as a short run in the park. But yoga, Pilates and race walking also had a positive effect.


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