Effects of Exercise on Diseases and Disorders—Part 2: Exercise and the Brain

by Carmine Grieco, PhD, CSCS, and Mike Reeder DO
Personal Training Quarterly June 2017
Vol 4, Issue 2

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Exercise is an underutilized therapy for the treatment of cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression. While exercise shows more promise for the prevention, rather than the treatment, of Alzheimer’s disease, exercise therapy compares favorably to the most common treatments of depression (psychotherapy and antidepressants).

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