Is Exercise the Best Drug for Depression?

Sure, a six-pack is nice. And yes, losing some weight feels great. But have you ever thought about what lifting weights and running a 5K does not just for your body, but for your mind?

Study after study confirms that physical activity positively affects our mental health. The more we work out, and the higher the intensity — the greater the brain food.

Read on at LifeZette.Com.

Is Exercise the Best Drug for Depression?

Published by Alexa Lardieri

I am a reporter and digital producer for the Civic section of U.S. News & World Report, where I write about breaking news. I came to U.S. News in 2016 as a researcher and writer for the Rankings and Reviews section and in 2017, joined the news team, where I helped launch America 2020. I have previously worked for LifeZette.com as a reporter and social media specialist and was an editor for several outlets at my alma mater. I am a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can follow me on Twitter (@arlardieri) and Facebook (/AlexaRLardieri) or connect with me on LinkedIn (/in/alexa-lardieri).

One thought on “Is Exercise the Best Drug for Depression?

  1. working out is one of the things that actually helped me feel better when I was in a slump. Getting up to go to the gym was the hardest thing, but once I was there I felt a million times better .

    I really think this is true!

    xox Lo
    http://www.beautybylo.com

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