Study Demonstrates Benefit of Exercise for People with Physical Disabilities

 

The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Physical Disabilities published Self-Reported Depression and Physical Activity in Adults with Mobility Impairments (abstract) in the April issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The authors studied the relationship between depression and physical activity in persons with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, and post-polio syndrome, and looked at the impact of physical activity on depression levels in these groups. The major finding was that depression is lower in people who are more active.

 
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