Research on Exercise and Mental Health

Walk and Talk Therapy – WebMD – Exercise is good for the body and the mind. It may also improve psychotherapy sessions.

NRP Shots – Why exercise may do a teenage mind good. – Walking for your mind and spirit.

BBC News – Walking could be a useful tool in treating depression.

NY TIMES – How exercise can calm anxiety.

Prevention – Drug-free plan to improve your mood.

Brainblogger – Exercise for depression; a gold standard therapy.

Huffington Post – How to put your Monster Anxiety on a Diet – Forget about wonder drugs, a spate of new research shows that exercising today is the key to staying sharp tomorrow.

NY TIMES – Hollywoods new stars – pedestrians.


Book Recommendations:

Spark, The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey, MD

Helping Your Troubled Teen by Cynthia Kaplan, PhD, Blaise Aguirre, MD, Michael Rater, MD

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Kristin Neff, PhD

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach




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Websites: – UCLA Center for Mindfulness, guided meditations – Resources for mental health support


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