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Why It’s Smart to Stay Active When You Have OCD

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The Important Precautions


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Marek Rucinski

Aerobic Activity Can Help Long-term…


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...and Exercise Can Help in the Moment


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Physical Activity Can Be an Instant Coping Mechanism


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Maddi Bazzocco

You Reap the Ripple Effects of Exercise


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Yayan Sopian

Gentle Exercise May Help OCD Symptoms Too


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You Can Start With a Simple Forward Fold


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Then Try a Deep Back Stretch


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Finally, Experiment With Yogic Breathing


Meryl Davids Landau

Meryl Davids Landau

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Meryl Davids Landau is an award-winning health writer whose work has appeared in national magazines and websites, including Prevention, Vice, and Glamour. She is also a novelist whose books include the mindfulness/yoga women’s novels Warrior Won and Downward Dog, Upward Fog.