Exercise Helps Anxiety and Depression – John Ratey, MD
Fitness Friday Interview Series
As part of our Fitness Friday expert interview series, today’s guest is best selling author, neuropsychiatrist, Dr. John Ratey.
Associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard University, John J. Ratey MD, is an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry, and has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and 11 books, including the groundbreaking ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series, and “Spark, The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.”
Chances are good that you, or someone you know, is dealing with anxiety. One in five Americans over 18 reported having a chronic anxiety disorder during the past year. Anxiety can increase a person’s risk for other psychiatric disorders like depression and can contribute to diabetes and cardiovascular problems. One sobering study shows that people with anxiety tend to be more sedentary and do less intense forms of physical activity if any. That’s ironic, because physical activity, and moving our muscles may be the single best non-medical solution we have for preventing and treating anxiety.
That, of course, is our guest today, Dr. John Ratey.
Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Dr. John Ratey.
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