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Can You Exercise Depression Away?

We all know exercise improves physical health and lowers the risk of many illnesses such as diabetes and cancer. However, the benefits of exercise for mental health are not as obvious or well publicized. We already know that inactivity can cause depression but now evidence has been piling up that suggests exercise helps individuals with mild to moderate depression. Although no treatment for depression works for everyone, exercise has proven to be just as effective as medication and counselling in several studies. How does exercise help with depression? Strengthens biochemical resilience to stress which makes the body better at dealing with all types of mental and physical stresses. Exercise

Low Back Pain Guidelines

After reviewing the current research, the American College of Physicians (ACP) updated a 2007 guideline to suggest conservative treatments that includes spinal manipulation and exercise as the initial choice for low back pain patients. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for physician visits and approximately one quarter of U.S. adults reported having an episode of low back pain lasting at least one day in the past three months. Most episodes of acute low back pain improve within the first month. However, up to one third of low back pain patients report having discomfort one year later. Many pharmacologic and non-pharmacological treatment options are available for radicular (lowe