Sunday, February 8, 2015

     

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) three percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from major depression. This malady is one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. It affects over three million people globally. The World Health Organization lists depression as a leading cause of  international  disability.

CDC reports that one in ten American adults suffer from depression, and three percent suffer from major depression.


Treatment includes prescription medicine and psychotherapy. However, traditional treatment won't prevent symptom relapse. Alternative management treatment is needed.


Aerobic physical activity three times a week reduces depression by sixteen percent.
A British study conducted at the University College London's Institute of Child Health followed eleven thousand people born in 1958 through age fifty. Their depressive symptoms and activity levels were recorded at specific points points in their lives.

The study concluded that physical activity led to decline in depression symptoms.
Numbers of cases of arthritis, diabetes, and high blood pressure decreased. 

 There is a clear correlation between ongoing physical exercise and reduction of depression symptoms.

  CDC reports that one in ten American adults suffer from depression, and three percent suffer from major depression.

Let's get off our bottoms and start working out. 

Exercise improves and prevents medical problems, including arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure. It prevents and manages obesity and heart disease, and lowers stress and anxiety. These benefits improve self-image, which lowers depression symptoms.

Any form of exercise lowers depression. This includes walking, jogging, biking, dancing, gardening, tennis, low-impact aerobics, swimming and yoga.

 Joining a group fitness class heightens self-image and lowers symptoms. It alleviates and prevents arthritis, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It lowers probability of obesity and heart disease. Finally, it improves self-image and reduces stress and anxiety.

Hanson is telling it to you again.  Get off your duff and start moving your bod.  


 Source: http://worklife.columbia.edu/wellness; Columbia University Medical Center

          




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