physical exercise

Running Therapy For Depression as Effective as Antidepressants Without the Health Risks

This report by Richard Sears has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “An article soon to be published in the Journal of Affective Disorders finds that while running therapy and antidepressants have similar effects on depressive symptoms, running therapy is much…
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Ellie Gennings (PhD Student & PTHP Lecturer at the University of Winchester, Department of Sport, Exercise & Health) writes : “It is understood that physical activity and the natural environment is beneficial for mental health and well-being. I am researching the…
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We are in the midst of a mental health crisis – advice about jogging and self-care is not enough

In an opinion piece for The Guardian newspaper, journalist Suzanne Moore writes: “Is there a problem in this sad old world that can’t be solved by physical jerks? I find myself muttering this, because wherever I go someone is coming up behind…
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Depression and Me

In “Depression and Me” –  a 1 hour TV programme from the BBC – Alastair Campbell talks candidly about his experiences of living with depression. And after 30 years of taking antidepressant drugs that haven’t stopped his depressions, he also explores whether radical…
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Kitchen Garden Programs and Changing Brains

Writing in  The Neuropsychotherapist , Karen Ferry says: “Neuroscience research advocates the necessity of children spending time away from artificial light and outdoors, stating fresh air and sunshine are vital elements to enhance brain development and help balance brain functions (Laakso, Porkka-Heiskanen, Alila,…
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