Just one hour of weekly exercise can prevent depression problems

Just one hour of physical exercise a week, regardless of intensity, could prevent future depressive problems, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

The results of the international study, which analyzed more than 30,000 adults over a decade and led by the Australian Black Dog Institue, pointed out that those who did not exercise were 44% more likely to suffer from depression, compared to those who exercise once or twice a week.

He also noted that “12% of depression cases could have been prevented with a little regular exercise.”

“We have long known that exercise plays a role in treating the symptoms of depression, but this is the first time we have been able to quantify the preventive potential of physical activity in terms of reducing future levels of depression “said Samuel Harvey, director of the report and professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Harvey noted that “with the sedentary lifestyle becoming the norm worldwide, and rates of depression on the rise, these results show that physical exercise is particularly relevant, since they emphasize that even a small change in lifestyle can offer significant benefits to mental health. ”

The reduction in depression levels occurred regardless of the intensity levels of the exercise performed.

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 300 million people worldwide live with this mental disorder.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


A court releases images of the death of an African-American in the custody of the authorities of a correctional facility

A court in the North American state of North Carolina has ordered the dissemination of a video with images of the last moments of...

Dominican Republic postpones its general elections due to the coronavirus pandemic

The Central Electoral Board (JCE) of the Dominican Republic has announced this Monday its decision to postpone the presidential, Senate and Congress elections, scheduled...

Femsa sells shares of the Heineken Group for 2,992 million dollars

The consortium Fomento Económico Mexicano (Femsa) announced today the sale of 5.24% of combined interest in the Heineken Group for approximately 2.5 billion euros...

More than 1.5 million children need help for cyclone Idai, according to Unicef

 United Nations, .- More than a million and a half children urgently need humanitarian aid in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after the passage of...

Sirens alert for a possible nuclear attack will sound again in Hawaii

Nearly three decades after the end of the Cold War, anti-aircraft sirens will sound again in Hawaii after the authorities decided to return to...