Depression? Physical Activity Jolts Brain Into Action!

Physical activity is known to alleviate depression. It fosters the brain’s ability to change and adapt. Says a study published in the journal ‘Frontiers in Psychiatry’, an exercise programme can promote motivation and social togetherness while breaking down a fear of challenges and negative experiences with physical activity. The results of a study with depressed patients showed that the brain’s ability to change is lower in people with depression than in healthy people. Following the programme with physical activity, this ability to change increased significantly and achieved the same values as healthy people. At the same time, depressive symptoms decreased, too.

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