A workout for depression

June 1, 2001

News brief.

 

Research Headlines

A workout for depression

By Jeanne Sabatie, Production Editor

Exercise can reduce the symptoms of depression. A study published in the April British Journal of Sports Medicine found that a small group of adults with moderate to severe depression showed a significant drop in depression scores after only 10 days of exercising 30 minutes a day. A study in the April issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology likewise confirms that exercise is associated with less depressed mood, but finds that depression returns when workouts are discontinued.

 



Jeanne Sabatie. A workout for depression.

Business and Health

2001;6:9.