Experts: Exercise, somehow, helps battle depression

12/22/2005 | Reuters

While experts don't fully understand how exercise benefits mental health, they do have evidence that it does, and is therefore a worthwhile suggestion to help battle depression, according to Harvard mental health experts. The experts point to one study showing that depressed adults who took part in a three-month rigorous exercise program saw a decline of depressive symptoms as great as would have been expected if they had been taking antidepressants.

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