Depression – Exercise Decrease the Chances of Developing Depression

Depression Research

Developing Depression is very serious problem in our life. The man involve in the state of depression but he did not know about it. its very serious problem that how can we identify that we are involve in the state of depression.













It has been proved by researchers that physical exercise can greatly reduce the chances of developing depression. A team of researchers, which also included highly experienced experts from King’s College London, found that people who have higher level of physical exercise have less chances of developing depression in future. Dr. Felipe Barreto Schuch, of the Universidad La Salle in Brazil, said, “This is the first global meta-analysis to establish that engaging in physical activity is beneficial for protecting the general population from developing depression. People who are more active have a lesser risk of developing depression.

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The evidence is clear – regardless of your age or where you live, physical activity can reduce the risk of having depression later in life. The researchers also stated that to know the minimum amount of daily exercise to see noticeable results is still unknown and that they would need to perform more studies to discover that. There were 266,939 people included in the study and about 47% of them were men. Their activities were followed for about 7.4 years and the data was collected in different countries, which includes Belgium, Brazil, Australia, Sweden, UK and USA. Dr. Brendon Stubbs, of King’s College London, who is Head of Physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, said, “Increased physical activity prevented depression even when considering other health factors”. He also said “”We found that higher levels of physical activity were protective from future depression in children, adults and older adults, across every continent and after taking into account other important factors such as body mass index, smoking and physical health conditions. Given the multitude of other health benefits of physical activity, our data adds to the pressing calls to priorities physical activity across the lifespan”. “The challenge ahead is ensuring that this overwhelming evidence is translated into meaningful policy change that creates environments and opportunities to help everyone, including vulnerable members of our society, engage in physical activity.” Said Dr. Simon Rosenbaum, Senior Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney and the Black Dog Institute. Dr Joseph Firth, Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, added: “The compelling evidence presented here provides an even stronger case for engaging all people in regular physical activity; through schools, workplaces, leisure programs and elsewhere, in order to reduce the risk of depression across the lifespan.”


Results or outcome

The results were same for people all over the globe. According to the result, people who physically active are upto 17% less likely to develop depression later in their life. According to a other studies 150 minutes of workout in a week can lower the chance of getting depressed in old age by 22% compared to those who are physically inactive. The researchers said: “Our results indicate that higher levels of physical activity offer a protective effect on future development of depression for people of all ages (youths, working-age adults, elderly persons) and this finding is robust across geographical regions around the world.”


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