Studies have shown exercise protects against stress-related disorders, and it is believed that this may be related to the perception of control, which can benefit one’s mental health. However, scientists wonder if a person who feels forced to exercise would still benefit from exercise without the perception of control. A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder examined the effects of forced exercise on laboratory rats. Benjamin Greenwood, an assistant research professor in CU-Boulder’s Department of Integrative Physiology and colleagues designed an experiment where some rats remained sedentary, while others exercised by running on a wheel. Rats in the […]Continue reading Forced Exercise Helpful for Anxiety and Stress
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