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Moving Just 1 Hour a Week May Curb Depression

Friday, November 24, 2017

recently shared that

- When 34,000 adults were studied in Norway over 10 years, results pointed to physical activity being a significant factor in reducing how many in the pool suffered from depression.

- A team of British, Australian and Norwegian researchers determined that people who engage in just an hour of exercise per week -- regardless of intensity level -- face a 44% lower risk for developing depression over the course of a decade than those who never exercise at all.

- The findings apply to anyone, male or female, and whether they exercise a little or a lot.

- Also noted was that while there is great evidence that there are many physical health benefits to more regular exercise, the mental health benefits leveled out after 2 hours."

The Take-Away:

* One hour or more of exercise every week has been proven to help curb symptoms of depression.

* Intensity of the work out does not necessarily matter as much as the consistency.

Words of Wisdom:

"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it." ~ Plato

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