Monday, June 9, 2008

Keeping Your Body Fit Can Keep Your Mind in Shape Too

“Exercise fights off depression without a need for pills, says Barney Larkin. With the latest research showing that cases of mental health disorder are rising, it is important now, more than ever, to educate the public on how exercise can keep their bodies and minds in shape.The latest research from the King's Fund shows the cost of caring for people with mental health disorders is expected to spiral as the population ages. Chris O'Nions, a chartered psychologist and member of British Military Fitness (BMF), believes that sufferers of mild or moderate depression should be encouraged to try outdoor exercise before opting for a standard treatment of medication. As the UK's largest military-style fitness provider, we believe that keeping active, eating a healthy diet and early diagnosis of more people with conditions such as depression could help reduce the number of people taking medication.”

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