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Nov 12, 2013

exercise-teens-depression-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationSUNDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) — Teens can suffer from depression like everyone else, but a small new study hints that exercise might help ease the condition.

The British study included three boys and 10 girls with depression who were enrolled in trainer-led workouts three times a week for 12 weeks. The teens were also encouraged to exercise 30 minutes a day on the other days.

According to the researchers, the workouts were linked to significant boosts in mood, with depression severity cut by 63 percent. Eighty-three percent of the teens who completed the exercise program were no longer as depressed by the end of the study, which was slated for presentation Saturday at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

“Exercise has so many advantages as a therapy: It is non-drug, has few side effects and has countless other health benefits. But it has never been tested in youth as treatment for depression,” study author Robin Callister, of the University of Newcastle, said in a Society for Neuroscience news release.
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