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Running Is My Therapy

Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier

By Scott Douglas

Foreword by Alison Mariella Désir

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Published By
The Experiment
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Number Of Pages
288
Publication Date
April 30, 2019
ISBN
9781615195817

Running Is My Therapy

Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier

By Scott Douglas

Foreword by Alison Mariella Désir

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Now in paperback: a New York Times—bestselling author’s “helpful, highly readable user’s guide” (Runner's World) to fighting depression and anxiety, one run at a time

Longtime runner Scott Douglas marshals expert advice and a growing body of research to show how a consistent running routine can make us happier—and enhance the benefits of talk therapy, antidepressants, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The therapeutic power of running lies in its lasting physiological effects: It induces changes in brain structure and chemistry that other forms of exercise don’t. Douglas presents methods we can all use to live happier—in and out of running shoes.

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“Douglas weaves evidence and personal experience into a helpful, highly-readable user’s guide.”
Runner's World

“[One of] this spring's best new running books.”—Outside

“Mental health is very important and I encourage others to avail themselves of this excellent book, and of course to keep running!”
Meb Keflezighi, Boston and New York City Marathon champion, Olympic Marathon sliver medalist

“An enlightening read.”—Women's Running

“A great read for anyone interested in the links between exercise, mood, and wellbeing—plenty of clearly presented science, plenty of hard-earned practical experience, and some intriguing suggestions about why running is uniquely powerful compared to other forms of exercise.”
Alex Hutchinson, New York Times–bestselling author of Endure

“Everyone who cares about mental health needs to read Running Is My Therapy. Scott Douglas lays out all the evidence for running as an effective intervention for depression and anxiety in a way that’s both inspiring and practical.”
Sepideh Saremi, LCSW, founder of Run Walk Talk therapy

“Scott describes depression as if he were in my own head. Through personal experience and scientific research, he expertly addresses how depression uniquely impacts each one of us, and he inspires readers to harness the mental-health benefits of running to make it out the front door.”
Rob Krar, two-time Western States Endurance Run champion, founder, Rob Krar Ultra Camp

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Product details

Published By
The Experiment
Categories
Number Of Pages
288
Publication Date
April 30, 2019
ISBN
9781615195817

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