Sunday, 15 April 2012

Walking prescribed for Depression

A recent study in Mental Health and Physical Activity Journal has found there to be significant benefit in taking walks for people who suffer from depression. Personally, I have found fresh air and the mild exercise of a walk to be an excellent mood-booster when feeling down - being surrounded by nature and the endorphins and fresh air are very therapeutic. It is excellent that is has been scientifically recognised, although as the BBC article points out, further work needs to be done. But as a low-cost option with other benefits such as Vitamin D and improved fitness, surely it should become a popular prescription option for doctors?!

Read the BBC article here.

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