MAP Training To Lessen Depression

Feb 25, 2016

When you hear the term "MAP training," you might think it's about finding your way to a destination. 

And in a sense, it is... but MAP in this context means "mental and physical."  MAP combines mental training through meditation and physical training through aerobic exercise. 

And researchers show some success in reducing depression through the use of MAP training. 

Brandon Alderman at Rutgers University's Department of Exercise Science led a recent study. 

Evolutionary Origins Of Depression

Feb 24, 2014
Basic Books

When you look at the life span of the human species, we're still pretty young. 

It wasn't so long ago that our ancestors faced threats from disease and predators.