The New Reasons To Exercise (series)
4/ IT MAY STAVE OFF DEPRESSION
Working out regularly might prevent depression, not just assuage it, according to a study published in February 2015. Researchers looked at 10 years’ worth of data and found that women who were meeting the current guidelines for exercise – 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise – reported about 50% fewer depressive symptoms than women who didn’t exercise as much. And the more the women reported exercising the less likely they were to have signs of depression.
By Alexandra Sifferlin (sourced from Time Magazine 29th Aug 16)