Exercising Into Midlife May Help Prevent Depression In Women

TIME (2/19, Sifferlin) reports that a study published in the February issue of the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests that “women who keep exercising into midlife can prevent depression.” After examining “10 years’ worth of data from 2,891 women between ages 42 and 52, who filled out questionnaires about their depressive symptoms and levels of physical activity,” researchers discovered that “women who were meeting public health recommendations for physical activity – 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity exercise – reported fewer depressive symptoms.” What’s more, greater amounts of physical activity were tied to a decreased likelihood of depression.

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— “Exercise May Prevent Depression—Not Just Alleviate It,” Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, February 18, 2015.

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