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(p. 9) How Exercise Works on Mood and Anxiety 

(p. 9) How Exercise Works on Mood and Anxiety
(p. 9) How Exercise Works on Mood and Anxiety

Michael W. Otto

and Jasper A. J. Smits

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date: 13 April 2021

Chapter 2 explores how exercise works on mood and anxiety, and outlines some of the current perspectives on why exercise may act as a useful antidepressant and as a useful way to treat some anxiety conditions. Knowing the potential source of action (or actions) of exercise can help you maximize these aspects of your exercise program. This chapter includes information on the neurotransmitter serotonin, sleep and sleep management, activity levels, reductions in concerns about symptoms, moderation,

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