According to several studies, exercise has been proven as an effective method of treating and preventing depression. Some studies suggest that physical activity may be as powerful as anti-depressants for treating mild to moderate depression over time. The same is true for women experiencing mild to moderate postpartum depression. It’s important to note that there are different levels of postpartum depression and screening is available through hospitals and doctors’ offices if PPD is suspected. Both the Edinburgh Postnatal depression scale questionnaire and a PAR-Q medical history questionnaire will help give insight to healthcare practitioner and patient on treatment methods.
Episode 12: Amy Boone Thompson, Vice President and General Manager, IDEA Health & Fitness Association
From personal trainer to manager, to regional manager, to the VP and GM of IDEA Health and Fitness, Amy Boone Thompson knows the power of networking and hustle.