Exercise Good for Depression

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January 26, 2002 | 30,187 views

Exercise can indeed boost people's moods,but they may have to start off down in the dumps to feel theeffects.

Researchers found that an hour of aerobicsreduced tension, anger and fatigue among their study participants,with the benefit being significantly greater among those whofelt depressed before the exercise bout.

A number of studies have shown that exercisecan lift a person's spirits, and there is even evidence thatphysical activity can aid in treating clinical depression.The current study focused on "depressed mood," ratherthan clinical depression.

Research demonstrates that different typesand intensities of exercise have varying effects on individuals'moods. The researchers studied 80 young men and women whovolunteered to take mood tests just before and after an hour-longaerobics class.

The investigators determined that 52 volunteerswere in depressed moods before the exercise, while 28 werenot.

After exercise, the depressed-mood groupwas significantly more likely to report a reduction in anger,fatigue and tension, as well as increased vigor.

At least in the context of an aerobicsclass, merely getting through the activity may give a liftto a person who is feeling down.

Journal ofSports Medicine and Physical Fitness December 2001;41:539-545

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