Exercise helps women

Present treatments, including drug and behavioural therapies, show only limited success with the disorder, noted for chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension out of proportion to what provoked it -- or even if nothing did.

“Our findings suggest that exercise training is a feasible, safe and well-tolerated short-term treatment option," Matthew Herring of the University of South Carolina in Columbus, told Reuters Health.

Herring presented the findings last week at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. “Current treatments, including pharmacotherapy and behavioural therapies, have had limited success and are characterized by notable drawbacks, including negative side effect profiles, and expense,” he added.

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