Exercising and Living Well with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD as it is more commonly called affects people who have suffered trauma in their lives. It is common for it to affect those who have dealt with trauma on a recurring basis. This includes combat veterans and first responders. The constant stress caused by PTSD can lead to other health conditions. Research has, however, discovered that exercise can help to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with PTSD and help bring some peace to those living with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Key Takeaways:

  • PTSD puts the body in a continual state of ‘fight or flight’.
  • Exercise can treat mental disorders like PTSD and help reduce secondary health conditions.
  • An Accredited Exercise Physiologist will be needed to tailor the program to each individual.

Without mental health, there can be no true physical health.

Read more: http://exerciseright.com.au/exercising-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/

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