Can Fitness and Weightlifting Help Fight Depression?

Playing Fight Depression with Weightlifting?

Could one possible solution for depression be at the gym?

The Doctors weigh in on a study which found weightlifting and resistance training helped people deal with depression. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says researchers found that resistance training was comparable to treatments like antidepressants and behavioral therapies.

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"It gets back to that mind-body connection," Dr. Travis continues. "I use exercise and resistance training as my natural antidepressant."

Dr. Travis shares that he carries resistance bands with him while traveling in order to work in a workout while on the go.

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Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra notes that resistance bands can be used by people of any age, and can help older people maintain their bone density and provide a workout that puts less stress on the joints.

  

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