A study into whether physical activity alleviates the symptoms of depression has found there is no benefit.
Research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that adding a physical activity intervention to usual care did not reduce symptoms of depression more than usual care alone.
This contrasts with current clinical guidance which recommends exercise to help those suffering from the mental illness, which affects one in six adults in Britain at any one time.
I thought this was true and all - fuck yeah, randomised controlled trials!
i’m waiting for the study that proves that yoga at sunrise actually makes depression worse
I have been telling my endocrinologist this for years. I exercise! I’m still depressed! Yes, it helps things, but it’s not “as good as an anti-depressant” like he claims.
Everybody’s not the same obviously, but I’m not a person that I like or anyone else likes If I’m not exercising regularly. Anti-depressants have helped a little in the past, but they don’t do nearly as much as actually getting off of my ass and getting my heart rate up for 30 minutes or more.