Tag: physical activity and depression
A recent review suggests that depression guidelines do not incorporate evidence for exercise within a stepped-care approach and may be over-reliant on pharmacological treatments.
Counter-messaging and a lack of critical analysis may lead doctors away from suggesting exercise for depression.
Higher levels of physical activity serve as a protective factor for the future development of depression.
Study of older adults shows those who consistently exercised as little as 15 minutes, 3 times/week are less likely to develop depressive symptoms.