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Medical News Today: Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety

Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look. Can physical fitness protect against mental health conditions? Common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, are a growing… Read More »

Lower Physical Strength in Midlife Women Associated with Higher Risk for Depression and Anxiety

Previous studies have shown that women with poor physical health are more likely to suffer from depression during the perimenopause and menopause.  A new study demonstrates that in healthy women, there is also a correlation between physical health and mental well-being. This study focused on upper body and lower body strength in a group of… Read More »

Boosting ‘good’ gut bacteria could curb anxiety – but a varied diet will do better than probiotics

Eating more fruit and vegetables is a more efficient way of improving gut bacteria to help curb anxiety than trendy probiotic drinks, study finds Mounting evidence links the overall health of the gut to mental disorders Studies regulating the gut bacteria to improve anxiety were reviewed  The ones that used probiotics weren’t as successful as… Read More »