Friday, March 26, 2010

Disabled Veteran Trains for Inaugural Warrior Games

..Working out and staying fit helps to control depression and cope with physical pain better than anything his doctors could ever prescribe, Bilanca said. For the past three years, an intense combination of cardiovascular and weight-lifting sessions five and six days a week has been his medicine of choice. ‘I started using strength and endurance training and athletics about three years ago to manage my depression and post-traumatic stress, and as a substitute for narcotics,’ he said. ‘I found that I’d rather have the endorphin release and adrenaline rush from working out than numbing my pain with medications.’”

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