Depressed? Try This Research Finding
Depression can kill. It can also lead to suicide.
But meta-analysis published in the JAMA Psychiatry has suggested some resistance training that works like other aerobic exercise that have been linked with reducing symptoms of depression.
It is recommended that persons who are depressed should try these exercises. You can also recommend it for someone that is depressed.
The meta-analysis examined the effects of resistance training on depression symptoms in 33 clinical trials involving 1,877 people.
It found that weight lifting and body-weight exercises like push-ups, can have the same effect as other aerobics.
The researchers found that people who did this type of exercise had a significant reduction in such symptoms as low mood, loss of interest in activities and feelings of worthlessness, compared with those who did not exercise.
Health status, the duration and intensity of resistance exercise, or how much strength improved, was not associated with relief of depressive symptoms.
It further highlighted that the implication of the result of the research was the positive effects of resistance training are most likely related to the act of doing it rather than physical changes.
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