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Out-muscle depression with resistance exercise

Gabrielle Lis

Exercises that build muscle and power also reduce symptoms of depression. You do not need to bulk up to feel the benefits.

Depression is a significant source of absenteeism and disability in the work force. Many people who are depressed are also physically unwell, and at a higher than average risk of a range of health problems including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. At the moment, people who are diagnosed with depression are likely to be offered medication and / or psychotherapy. These treatments can help, but they’re far from perfect: medi...

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