Personal training has come a long way but perhaps still has a ways to go before ‘practitioners’ are held in the same regard as doctors. More and more research is showing that exercise plays such a vital role in health that the day where it is ‘prescribed’ just like a pill to treat an array of ailments is not far away. If this surprises anyone I can only say, DERRRRRR! Some of us trainer types with more muscles than brains have known this one for years from just ‘doing it’.
Check out this study done by the prestigous Texas University on the effects of exercise in the treatment of depression. It’s an interesting read.