Keep the blues at bay with moderate exercise

Staying active may help your state of mind.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as one in 10 adults across America have reported instances of depression. This widespread but often misunderstood condition can have a substantial affect on aging longevity, both by worsening the outcomes of various physical ailments and preventing you from taking positive steps to improve your health and your life. With that in mind, scientists are eager not just to improve treatment options but to identify ways to prevent the onset of depression in the first place.

Recently, one PhD candidate from the University of Toronto published a review on this topic in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. George Mammen, with the help of his supervisors, analyzed scientific studies dating back 26 years to identify behaviors and activities that may reduce the risk of depression. Mammen concluded that a strong correlation exists between engaging in regular moderate exercise for 20 to 30 minutes throughout the day and a lower likelihood of developing this psychological issue.

"We need a prevention strategy now more than ever," Mammen explained in a press release, citing the high cost of prescription pills both for consumers and the health care industry as a whole. "It's definitely worth taking note that if you're currently active, you should sustain it. If you're not physically active, you should initiate the habit."

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