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IMPACT & RESULTS

EXERCISE AS A PRESCRIPTION 

HEALING VETERANS' INVISIBLE WOUNDS

Exercise is a natural and effective way to help veterans decrease depression and anxiety. Research indicates that exercise can reduce psychological distress by 47%.  

There is a 30% reduction in the risk for major depression and anxiety disorders by adults who consume a diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and meat and fish. Eating two or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day provides an 11% higher likelihood of good functional health.  

IMPACT ON VETERANS

Research has continuously concluded that the benefits of physical activity extend beyond the actual exertion and helps alleviate long-term depression and treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication—but without the side effects.

Exercise is a natural and effective way to help veterans decrease depression and anxiety. Research indicates that exercise can reduce psychological distress and Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms by 47%.  Exercise also helps to improve cognitive functioning, including decision-making, learning, and mental focus.  It also contributes to many positive physical health outcomes, such as improved cardiovascular health, weight loss, and greater flexibility and mobility.

KEY FINDING

Combining exercise, nutrition, and mentorship drastically accelerates and improves recovery from  Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms

KEY FINDING

Veterans reduced their dependency on antidepressants, alcohol, and illegal drugs as coping mechanisms for their invisible wounds.   

"EXERCISE AS AN RX" RESULTS

WarriorWOD has demonstrated significant improvements in Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms for Veterans in the "Exercise as an RX" program.  

OVERALL SYMPTOMS IMPROVE 18%

WarriorWOD's "Exercise as an RX" Program significantly reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms of the Veterans in the program.  

Pre-, During- and Post-program surveys track 20 different PTS symptoms.  When comparing the symptoms before and after being involved in the  WarriorWOD program, data indicates an overall 18% decrease in symptoms across all standard Post-Traumatic Stress Categories and Symptoms. 

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SYMPTOM IMPROVEMENTS

AVOIDANCE

Avoidance is a typical trauma response. It is a coping mechanism that you may use to reduce the adverse effects of trauma, such as distressing thoughts and feelings.

Through WarriorWOD's program, participants saw a 15% improvement across Avoidance symptoms.  

SYMPTOM IMPROVEMENTS

CHANGES IN PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL REACTIONS

After a Veteran has experienced a traumatic event, whether, in combat or state-side, there will be changes in both their physical and emotional reactions.  Many of these changes adversely affect a Veteran's Quality of Life. 

Through WarriorWOD's program, participants saw a 22.5% improvement across Changes in Physical and Emotional Reactions symptoms.  

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SYMPTOM IMPROVEMENTS

NEGATIVE CHANGES IN THINKING & MOOD

People with Post-Traumatic Stress have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people.

Through WarriorWOD's program, participants saw a 19.6% improvement across Negative Changes in Thinking and Mood symptoms.  

SYMPTOM IMPROVEMENTS

INTRUSIVE MEMORIES

Unwelcome and distressing thoughts and memories, a common occurrence for people with Post-Traumatic Stress, can arise suddenly. They're especially upsetting if they're connected to a traumatic event.

Through WarriorWOD's program, participants saw a 11% improvement across Intrusive Memories symptoms.   

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NEED HELP RECOVERING?

WarriorWOD prioritizes exercise and nutrition as leading prescriptions for veterans’ recovery from Post Traumatic Stress and other invisible wounds. Are we the only element to your successful recovery….no, absolutely not. We are a critical component; however, it takes more than just a gym membership and nutrition coaching.

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