As we all know that little amount of exercise like regular stroll outside can boost our mental and physical health.
Study published in The American Journal Of Psychiatry, delivered a surprisingly good news. Researchers revealed that even one hour a week of any type of exercise can prevent depression in the future.
Researchers said that " we’ve known for some time that exercise has a role to play in treating symptoms of depression, but this is the first time we have been able to quantify the preventative potential of physical activity in the terms of reducing future levels of depression."
Using a sample of 33,908 healthy adults, researchers revealed that people who did not exercise at all had a 44 percent larger chance of developing depression in comparison to those exercised at least our hour per week.
Study suggests that 12% of future cases of depression could have been prevented if all participants had engaged in at least 1 hour of physical activity each week.