Can physical activity decrease depression?

Can physical activity decrease depression?

A combined meta-analysis of 49 unique prospective studies with nearly 267,000 patients were followed up for 1,837,794 person-years. 

Results:  Both the high intensity interval training patients and the moderate continuous training program participants showed significantly less depressive symptoms compared to those who did no exercise. 

Take home point: Work in some exercise to your life and feel better physically and mentally.

Want more information? https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17111194

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