"There is no better example of the potential for self-repair and resilience than the power of exercise and no better guide to those in need than this volume by Drs. Otto and Smits. This book should be part of the therapeutic 'prescription' for all who suffer mood, anxiety, and related disorders." - Jerrod F. Rosenbaum, MD, Harvard Medical School
"This is a very useful book for individuals who want to improve their mood through exercise. The authors provide an elegant blueprint to help readers motivate themselves, overcome the obstacles to carrying out the program, and above all, maintain the routine over time." - Aaron T. Beck, MD, University of Pennsylvania
"...the book represents good value for money, particularly for signposting patients towards reading material when they are struggling with stress in the workplace. It would also be useful for the clinician working with patients with depression or anxiety, as well as those with physical health concerns and for those who simply may benefit from improving their lifestyle using exercise." --Occupational Medicine
About the Author
Michael W. Otto, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Boston University. He has done extensive research on strategies to improve treatments for anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders.
Jasper A. J. Smits, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He has done research on both anxiety disorders and health habits such as smoking, including a current large-scale study on the use of exercise for smoking cessation.