Exercise treats depression and anxiety better than counseling or medication

Exercise is a more effective treatment for depression and anxiety than counseling or medication, according to a new study.

The study involved 1.2 million people and found that all types of exercise were beneficial, including team sports, cycling, and going to the gym.

The study also found that exercising for 45 minutes a day, three to five times a week, was the most effective way to improve mental health.

The benefits of exercise were seen across all ages and genders, and were not affected by the severity of the mental health condition.

The study suggests that exercise should be considered as a first-line treatment for depression and anxiety, rather than medication or counseling.


The researchers believe that exercise may be more effective than medication because it has fewer side effects and is less stigmatized.

The study also found that exercising in a group was particularly beneficial, as it provided social support and a sense of belonging.

The researchers recommend that doctors prescribe exercise to patients with depression and anxiety, and that governments invest in public exercise programs.

The study adds to a growing body of evidence that exercise is not only good for physical health, but also for mental health.

Overall, the study highlights the importance of exercise in treating depression and anxiety, and suggests that it should be a key part of any mental health treatment plan.

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