Working out & depression risk

A new study suggests that just one hour per week of exercise, regardless of intensity, can significantly reduce depression and anxiety.

Study authors, who looked at data on close to 34,000 individuals living in Norway (an important point, since their climate and quality/quantity of sunlight may be close to ours in New York and the northern U.S. in general), state that not only is risk for depression 44% lower in those who exercise for just one hour per week, but that perhaps as much as 12% of these mood disorder cases might have been prevented by weekly, low-intensity activity.

Something to get you moving this week! Happy Tuesday y’all!

Art by Paul Gauguin.

Published by Okay to Eat

Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro, MS, RDN, CDN

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