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35 Extra Minutes of Exercise Slashes Depression Risk

35 Extra Minutes of Exercise Slashes Depression Risk

By Stacey Feintuch

Created: 12/02/2019
Last Updated: 12/03/2019

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A new study in Depression and Anxiety shows that any physical exercise can help reduce a person's risk of depression and protect against episodes of depression, even in those who have an increased genetic risk. In fact, researchers found that for each additional 4-hour exercise chunk per week, the risk of having another depressive episode dropped by 17 percent. Both high-intensity workouts, such as aerobic exercise or using exercise machines, and low-intensity activity, such as yoga or stretching, lowered depression risk. Here are the symptoms of depression you should never ignore.

Read the full study here.

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