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Preventive Role of Exercise Across the Coronavirus Pandemic
National Institute of Health
Depression and anxiety symptoms often improve with exercise.
Exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research on depression, anxiety and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help improve mood and reduce anxiety.
The links between depression, anxiety and exercise aren't entirely clear — but working out and other forms of physical activity can definitely ease symptoms of depression or anxiety and make you feel better. Exercise may also help keep depression and anxiety from coming back once you're feeling better.
Suicide is a Leading Cause of Death in the United States
National Institute of Mental Health
Study Finds Rise in Domestic Violence During COVID
"Isolation is a big risk factor in [intimate partner violence and] COVID-19 has increased isolation both physically and socially for so many people,"