Another study links regular exercise with decreased depression risk

A 2014 study has added to the growing body of evidence linking regular exercise with decreased depression risk. The study following 11,135 people born in 1958 until age 50 showed that depression risk reduced by 6% for each additional weekly physical activity session.

From my experience, nearly all of our clients (even those who don’t like exercise) would report feeling good at the end of their training session which seems to support the findings of this study. It’s also really interesting to observe people’s mental state before and after exercise – I think we can all relate to dragging ourselves to an exercise session after a stressful day at work only to find that much of that stress has ‘evaporated’ at the end of the exercise session leaving us with a much greater sense of well being and mental clarity.

-Kristin Lewis

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