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OFSAA supports leading an active and healthy lifestyle!

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Exercise an Antidote for Anxiety and Depression

(via ParticipACTION)

When it comes to exercise, there’s more good news! In addition to all of the physical benefits, exercise can be very helpful for those suffering from anxiety or depression.

Exercise helps the body release mood-enhancing compounds while reducing the depression hormone, cortisol, in the blood. This promotes a feeling of confidence, accomplishment, enhanced self-esteem, and increased serotonin levels (serotonin is a neurotransmitter found to be key in the development of depression).

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