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Bob Sallis, MD: Walking and Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness marked by such symptoms as feelings of hopelessness, restlessness, irritability and fatigue. When you have depression or anxiety, exercise is often the last thing on your mind.

However, walking increases endorphin production and neuron development, helping to reduce depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that patients who walk regularly have a 40% better remission rate of depression.

Watch Dr. Sallis’ video for the right steps to rise out of depression.