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How will exercise affect serotonin levels?

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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Increases it

It has been proven that 8 weeks of exercise is as effective as 8 weeks of antidepressants on reducing symptoms of depression.
It is presumed that exercise does this by raising the amount of available serotonin in our brain. Precisely how it does it is still being worked out.

In brief: Increases it

It has been proven that 8 weeks of exercise is as effective as 8 weeks of antidepressants on reducing symptoms of depression.
It is presumed that exercise does this by raising the amount of available serotonin in our brain. Precisely how it does it is still being worked out.
Dr. Cory Annis
Dr. Cory Annis
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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Helps

Usually exercise helps improve and stabilize serotonin levels.
This can be very beneficial for sad and depression.

In brief: Helps

Usually exercise helps improve and stabilize serotonin levels.
This can be very beneficial for sad and depression.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Thank
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