Exercise is said to be helpful in preventing depression and anxiety

GLASGOW: A third of people at risk of anxiety and depression can avoid these mental conditions by getting enough exercise, a study has revealed.

Although doctors tell people with depression to exercise for treatment, a study conducted on more than 37,000 people at the University of Glasgow showed that people can avoid mental problems like depression and anxiety by exercising more.

Researchers said that if everyone did 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week, which causes shortness of breath, it could prevent cases of depression and anxiety by 19 percent.

And between two and a half to five hours of moderate physical activity per week can reduce the risk of developing depression and anxiety by a further 13 percent.

According to research findings, about one-third of cases of depression and anxiety could potentially be prevented by surgery.

Dr Carlos Celis-Morales, senior author of the study from the University of Glasgow, said this was an important public health message because exercise is free and anyone can increase the amount of exercise they do.

In a study published in the journal BMC Medicine, researchers found that easy-going people who started exercising for 75 to 150 minutes per week were 29 percent less likely to suffer from depression or anxiety. decreased to

While 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can reduce the risk of depression and anxiety by 47 percent.

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