ISBN: 9781615194445
Publishing: April 17, 2018
Price: $16.95 US
Paperback: 288 pages
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Running Is My Therapy
How Running Can Help You Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier
 

From a New York Times–bestselling author and lifelong runner, a groundbreaking guide to fighting depression and anxiety one run at a time

Whether you’re a runner struggling with depression or anxiety or someone who is depressed and anxious looking for a scientifically supported way to improve your mental health, Running Is My Therapy is here to help. Longtime running writer Scott Douglas marshals cutting-edge science, anecdote, and expert advice to show how running can reduce depression and anxiety and boost the mind. You’ll learn how running affects the brain and about options for combining running with different kinds of mental health treatments, from cognitive behavioral therapy to antidepressants and more, as well as how running can lead to a more fulfilling life by encouraging social connections, healthier habits, a sense of purpose, or even decreasing use of controlled substances.

From proper pace and distances to choosing optimal surroundings and personal routines, Douglas provides proven methods that have helped him and others battle depression and anxiety, improve mental health, and live happier—both while running and while enjoying the rest of life.

Scott Douglas is a contributing editor for Runner’s World and the author or coauthor of eight books, including the New York Times bestseller Meb for Mortals and Advanced Marathoning. He has written about running for Slate, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and other outlets, and has run more than 100,000 miles since taking up the sport in 1979. He lives in South Portland, Maine.