Effects of physical exercise on anxiety, depression, and sensitivity to stress: a unifying theory.

@article{Salmon2001EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of physical exercise on anxiety, depression, and sensitivity to stress: a unifying theory.},
  author={Peter Salmon},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={33-61}
}
Until recently, claims for the psychological benefits of physical exercise have tended to precede supportive evidence. Acutely, emotional effects of exercise remain confusing, both positive and negative effects being reported. Results of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are more consistent in indicating that aerobic exercise training has antidepressant and anxiolytic effects and protects against harmful consequences of stress. Details of each of these effects remain unclear… CONTINUE READING
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