Nov 8, 2019
Just four hours of weekly exercise, any exercise, will reduce your chances of a depression episode by 17% even if you are genetically predisposed. Harvard researchers now publish this result after studying 8,000 participants in a Boston database for whom they calculated a depression risk score based on family history and mood assessment by questionnaire.
The study shows similar benefits from high intensity exercise such as cycling, running, and dance and more relaxed efforts including yoga and stretching. Although focusing on those at risk for depression, the investigators suggest universal beneficial effects for 35 minutes of daily exercise.
Depression is the most frequent cause of disability on the planet. Keeping moving and avoid it.
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