Media Release – Healthy Body Integral to Healthy Mind
20th September 2012
Mental Health Week (7-13 October) is a great opportunity for Australians to reflect on the value of regular exercise in maintaining not only a healthy body, but also a healthy mind.
While those who exercise know that the release of endorphins feels good, many do not know that exercise can go as far as treating those suffering from depressive symptoms, a fact supported by over 100 population-based observational studies published since 1995.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about 6.2% of people aged between 16-85 years will suffer from mood disorders such as major depressive disorder, dysthymia and bipolar affective disorder, about 7.1% of all women and 5.3% of men… read more