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The Healing Power of Movement: New Insights into Managing Mental Health Issues

In the midst of a global mental health crisis, where depression, anxiety, and psychological distress afflict millions, recent research underscores the vital role of exercise in managing these conditions. With nearly half of Australians expected to experience a mental health disorder in their lifetime, the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the situation, emphasizing the urgency for effective interventions. A comprehensive review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals that regular physical activity, encompassing various intensities and durations, emerges as a potent strategy, surpassing traditional treatments like medication or counseling by 1.5 times, offering not only mental health relief but also additional physical and cognitive benefits.


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