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Exercise Psychology

Exercise is a fundamental aspect of many psychological therapies, including treatment for depression, stress, anxiety, anger, and much more. Indeed, research suggests that exercise, such as regular walking (4-5 times per week for about 30 minutes), is more effective in the treatment of mild-to-moderate levels of depression, than available anti-depressant medication. For this reason among many others, the discipline of exercise psychology is an important contributor to overall psychological practice.

Here are some of the psychological benefits attainable through regular exercise: 

To help get you started, check out the Thousand Steps exercise program as a good and practical primer on the important topic of exercise.