How Being Active Can Actually Help with Depression

September 23, 2014 4:24 PM

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The estimated 19 million adults across the country who suffer from depression know that there is no way to appropriately express how crippling it can be. For those not familiar with the illness, the National Institute of Mental Health defines it as "a common but serious illness...[that] interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you."

Depression is treatable, usually with counseling, anti-depressants, or a combination of both. But research suggests there might be an additional option, just as effective as anti-depressants.

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