Exercise Beats Depression

( 5 )

Overview

Depression is a disabling condition which can adversely affect a person's work, sleep, eating habits, and family life-as well as one's overall health. Unfortunately, while commonly used treatments can be highly effective, they may not be ideal for everybody. For instance, some drugs have unwanted side-effects, and many people are turned off by the social stigma of going to therapy. Money can be an issue as well.

This is the point of Exercise Beats Depression. It is not a ...

See more details below
Paperback
$22.77
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$24.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $15.75   
  • New (5) from $21.53   
  • Used (2) from $15.75   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

Depression is a disabling condition which can adversely affect a person's work, sleep, eating habits, and family life-as well as one's overall health. Unfortunately, while commonly used treatments can be highly effective, they may not be ideal for everybody. For instance, some drugs have unwanted side-effects, and many people are turned off by the social stigma of going to therapy. Money can be an issue as well.

This is the point of Exercise Beats Depression. It is not a substitute for medical therapy, but rather represents another option that can be used alone or in combination with other treatments to effectively lower or eliminate the symptoms of depression.

Based entirely on randomized controlled trials, Exercise Beats Depression is a simple, yet effective program that can be done in the privacy of one's home with minimal cost or equipment. Exercise sheets are also included to help guide the reader through the step-by-step plan.

Jim Johnson, P.T. is a physical therapist who has spent over eighteen years treating both inpatients and outpatients with a wide range of pain and mobility problems. He has written many books based completely on published research and controlled trials including The Multifidus Back Pain Solution, Treat Your Own Knees, The No-Beach, No-Zone, No-Nonsense Weight Loss Plan: A Pocket Guide to What Works, The Sixty-Second Motivator, Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff, The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution, and Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World. His books have been translated into other languages and thousands of copies have been sold worldwide.

Besides working full-time as a clinician in a major teaching hospital and writing books, Jim Johnson is a certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and enjoys teaching physical therapy students from all over the United States.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608441228
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/3/2009
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Perfect Anti-Depressant?

    VERY interesting book. According to the studies it cites from randomized controlled trials, exercise has been shown to be as effective as Zoloft, cognitive therapy, or psychotherapy. Furthermore, one study even took people that didn't respond to medications, and once put on an exercise program, they became less depressed.

    With piles of research to back up its effectiveness, its a wonder we don't hear more about exercise used in the treatment of depression (hmmm, maybe because there's more money put into drug advertisements?). It has without a doubt been shown to be highly effective, and for gosh sakes, the book even points out that exercising by yourself at home is just as good as supervised exercise in a group format!

    Anyway, this book will make it easy for anyone who wants to try this potent method. Not all kinds of exercise have been shown to be effective, but the book tells you which ones are. Also, you have to know how much exercise to do in order to get the anti-depressive effect- which the book reveals. It even leads you through a six-week program so you can't bungle things up.

    It also needs to be said that the book doesn't recommend you skip seeing a medical professional either and just read the book. You can use the exercise program by itself, or in addition to other treatments you're getting.

    All-in-all its the perfect guide for anyone who wants to use exercise to feel less depressed. If you're wondering just how to go about it, well, this book will show you.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Exercise Beats Depression

    This excellent book gets my highest rating. The fact that its content is research-based makes me comfortable with the program recommendations. It is written in a straightforward style using easy to understand language and it is well-organized - all attributes I consider essential for a "step-by-step" program. The conversational manner in which the author explains things is especially helpful at making the book easy to read and easy to follow. And very importantly, it presents a "do-able" program.

    It is "do-able" because the author sets out a choice of exercise routines that fit various mobility capabilities or whether you choose to exercise at home or at a gym. I appreciate the fact that one size does NOT fit all when it comes to exercising. I could pick the most appropriate for me reflecting my capabilities and situation. Also, I didn't have to spend a lot of money for expensive equipment. I particularly like all the pictures showing someone doing the exercises and the detailed explanations and notes offering tips about each exercise. The progress tracking worksheets are also very helpful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)