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Depression May Slow Exercise Recovery

Depression And Exercise

First Posted: 12/01/11 12:24 PM ET Updated: 12/01/11 12:39 PM ET

Exercise is known to ease the symptoms of depression. But does depression change the way the body responds to exercise?

A new study suggests that clinical depression may hamper the body’s ability to recover from physical activity, prolonging the amount of time it takes for a depressed person’s heart rate to slow down and return to normal after a workout.

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Filed by Sarah Klein  |