This study looked at the link between physical activity, cardiovascular health, and depression in over 1 million people. Those diagnosed with clinical depression were divided into 4 groups: 1) Never began exercising after diagnosis 2) Began exercising after diagnosis 3) Were already exercising and maintained exercise after diagnosis 4) Quit exercising after diagnosis Those who began exercise after diagnosis had decreased risk of heart attack, stroke and all-cause mortality compared to the group that never began exercise. And, yep, you guessed it – stopping exercise after diagnosis increased the risk of all-cause mortality compared to the group that exercised. Exercise is medicine! Mental health and physical health go hand in hand. We must take care of our bodies and our minds to live optimal, healthy lives. Not sure where to start with exercise? We can help!