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Exercise and Depression: How Personal Trainers Can Make an Impact

Depression is the "common cold" of psychological disorders.  The World Health Organization considers depression a high priority concern and most everyone has been depressed or knows someone who has been depressed at some time in life.  Its symptoms include sleep disturbances, loss of appetite or overeating, and anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure).  While it comes in different forms and intensities, some of its characteristics are enduring.  Depressed people think in different ways from their non-depressed counterparts.  Their neuro-chemistry is different.  They have low self esteem.  They are inactive.

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Exercise: The Natural Choice for Easing Post-Partum Depression

Welcoming the addition of a precious new “bundle of joy” into the family is always a celebrated life event. After nine months of waiting and wondering, there is nothing quite like the moment when a newborn is placed into the arms of anxious parents. Amid such elation, however, many new mothers experience a period of post-partum depression, often referred to as “the baby blues”.

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