From the September 2013 magazine.

September 2013: Alcoholism At Large

Alcoholics and exercise
According to a new study, aerobic exercise, such as walking, running or bicycling, may help prevent and perhaps even reverse some of the brain damage associated with heavy alcohol consumption. “What our data suggest is that beyond just giving people a different outlet for cravings or urges for alcohol, exercise might also help to repair the damage that may have been done to the brain,” says study co-author Angela Bryan, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. “It might even be a more promising treatment approach for alcohol problems because it is both a behavioral treatment and a treatment that has the potential to make the brain more healthy. The healthier the brain is, the more likely a person with alcohol issues is to recover.”

Source: Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, April 2013

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