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The Art and Science of Fitness | The role of exercise in treating depression
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The Art and Science of Fitness | The role of exercise in treating depression

When I was growing up, and this would perhaps hold true for the rest of the dinosaurs out here, if we were to say that we were depressed, the treatment we received was a couple of slaps. We, as a society, had, at the time, become good at shoving issues of mental health under the rug. No longer. The Covid-19-induced lockdown changed that. We were told to be locked in. We hated it then because we are social beings. Human interaction in the real world is crucial to us. Mental health was affected because unlike our lives before the pandemic, we were forced to be confined to our houses, while we watched death loom around us all. Several startups, addressing depression, began to flourish all over. Psychiatry, once considered a speciality that very few chose was in massive demand. It wasn't C...