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Moderate Exercise Prevents Depression

by Sheela Philomena on October 29, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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 Moderate Exercise Prevents Depression

Moderate physical activity prevents episodes of depression in the long term, reveals study.

George Mammen, who was supervised by Professor Guy Faulkner, a co-author of the review, analyzed over 26 years' worth of research findings to discover that even low levels of physical activity (walking and gardening for 20-30 minutes a day) can ward off depression in people of all age groups.

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The findings come at a time when mental health experts want to expand their approach beyond treating depression with costly prescription medication.

Mammen acknowledges that other factors influence a person's likelihood of experiencing depression, including their genetic makeup.

The study is published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Source: ANI
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