Physical fitness could potentially mitigate working memory impairments in individuals with depression

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A new study published in NeuroImage: Clinic explored the relationship between exercise, brain functioning, and major depressive disorder. The results indicate that individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) who exercise tend to have better brain functioning than those with MDD who do not exercise. Depression is a common mental health disorder affecting millions of people … Read more

Can physical activity relieve anxiety? The study investigates the potential and pitfalls of fitness as a therapy

Can physical activity relieve anxiety?  The study investigates the potential and pitfalls of fitness as a therapy

In a recent study published in the journal Advances in cardiovascular diseaseresearchers explore whether exercise could be used to treat anxiety. Study: Is exercise a valid therapy for anxiety? Systematic review of recent literature and critical analysis. Image credit: GP PIXSTOCK/Shutterstock.com The mental health benefits of exercise Lifestyle psychiatry recognizes the impact of various health … Read more

Thoughts in your head can trigger physical pain, according to a study

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The crash of conflicting beliefs juggling in your head could leave you with more than just an aching brain. It could cause physical pain in the neck and back, according to a new study that asked volunteers to lift light boxes while being told they were doing unsatisfying work. The team of researchers from Ohio … Read more