Get Happy: Exercise Can Lift Your Mood (Infographic)

How to keep the blues at bay and reap health benefits, too

Contributor: Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD

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Here’s a fact that may surprise you: By the year 2020, depression is projected to be a leading social and economic burden worldwide — second only to coronary artery disease! Psychotherapy and antidepressants are effective but aren’t for everyone.

But there’s another treatment for depression that’s free and available to everyone: exercise. It will also lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol profile, help control blood sugar, and reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and common cancers. And, of course, help you achieve or maintain a healthy weight.

Get Happy: Why Exercise Can Lift Your Mood (Infographic)

5 reasons exercise can make you happy.

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