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McMaster University researchers in Canada have discovered That people who have struggled with mental health issues and have joined a running group have experienced a significant drop in their anxiety, depression and stress.

The program, which has three months culminating with participation in a local 5K course.

Experts believe that it is partly the endorphins and other hormones that relieve stress, but also the comradeship