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Exercise: The Hidden Weapon Against Depression

Exercise: The Hidden Weapon Against Depression
Exercise: The Hidden Weapon Against Depression

Exercise: A Potent Therapeutic Tool for Depression

Depression, a pervasive mental health condition, can significantly impair quality of life and exacerbate other health issues. While traditional treatments like medication and psychotherapy are available, many individuals either do not respond to these interventions or face barriers to accessing them. Exercise has emerged as a potential therapeutic alternative, offering numerous physical and mental health benefits.

Moderate Effectiveness of Exercise in Alleviating Depression Symptoms

A comprehensive meta-analysis of 218 studies, involving over 14,000 participants, has shed light on the therapeutic potential of exercise in combating depression. The analysis revealed that various forms of exercise, including walking, jogging, yoga, and strength training, exhibited moderate effectiveness in

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