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Natural Treatment for Depression:
Walk to Ease Depression

Two Women Walking Researchers at America's Duke University found that three, brisk 30-minute walks every week had greater effects on reducing depression than drugs from the same family as Prozac. Six months after their 156 subjects had completed the 16-week study, only eight percent of the exercisers saw their depression return.

In a separate study at the University of Texas, USA, a half-hour walk was shown to provide an instant lift for the moderately depressed, giving them the same sort of pick-me-up they might normally get from cigarettes, coffee or binge-eating. They also felt less tense, depressed, angry and tired, said a study in the journal Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.

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