Exercising Public Policy: Promoting Physical Activity in the Fight Against Depression

October 10, 2014 3:11 PM

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Exercising Public Policy: Promoting Physical Activity in the Fight Against Depression

There are lots of reasons why Congress should enact public policies that promote exercise. The great potential that exercise has for helping people overcome depression is an important one.

For individuals and their families, depression inflicts immense personal suffering. At its most tragic, depression leads to suicide, which claims nearly 40,000 American lives each year.

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