Dec 6, 2010
Another Study Shows That Exercise Reduces Depression
A study published in the Journal of Psychology involved 40,000 Norwegian residents found those who were not active were almost twice as likely to have symptoms of depression that those who were regularly active. Researchers found that even individuals who did light activity were less depressed. As more people today are becoming obese and less active this is effecting both their physical and mental health. Of the participates of this study 4080 participants (10.1%) had case-level symptoms of depression, 6129 (15.2%) had symptoms of anxiety, and 2258 (5.6%) had comorbid depression and anxiety. Those who participated in low level and intense exercise had less depression and anxiety.
Deborah Wiancek, N.D. Riverwalk Natural Health Clinic www.healthref.com