Structured exercise including resistance training and walking helps people recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as other mental health conditions, a new study has revealed. The study was published in the medical journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

Study author Simon Rosenbaum, of The George Institute for Global Health and The University of Sydney in Australia, said: “This study provides the first evidence from a clinical trial using hospitalised patients that exercise is associated with reduced PTSD and depressive symptoms, reduced waist circumference and improved sleep quality.”

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