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EXERCISE AND DEPRESSION

 

Taken from an article by

Maria Cohut, published Oct 3, 2017 Medical News Today

 

The study examined data from almost 34,000 people and found that as little as 1 hours of exercise each week, regardless of intensity can help to prevent depression. Depression affects around 6.7 percent of adults in the US per year. The study results were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.  Led by Prof Samuel Harvey from Black Dog Institute he followed the subjects over a period of 11 years. The Black Dog Institute an Australia based not for profit group launched a 1 month campaign encouraging people to exercise. These findings are exciting because they show even relatively small amounts of exercise from 1 hours a week can deliver significant protection against depression. 

 

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