One hour of exercise a week cuts your risk of depression thanks to ‘feel-good’ endorphins in the brain
Researchers from the Black Dog Institute in Randwick, Australia, analyzed more than 30,000 people on their mental health and the amount they exercised.
They found 12% of cases of depression could’ve been prevented by exercise.
Exercising helps to release endorphins and natural chemicals in the brain to promote relaxation and lessen negative emotions.
With sedentary behavior rising, experts warn it could impact mental health.
Researchers studied more than 30,000 people and found that 12 percent of cases of depression could have been prevented through exercise because of the ‘feel-good’ endorphins that are released into the brain.
These endorphins help lessen negative emotions and relax the person who is exercising.
More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression and that number is only anticipated to grow as sedentary behavior rises.
The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, recommends for health experts to use this information to alter their treatment options for people with depression.
Source: Daily Mail