Study Finds Right Amount Of Exercise For Best Mental Health.

The Washington Post (11/8, Huget) reports that a study published in the November issue of Preventive Medicine “found that those with the best mental health were those who exercised between 2.5 hours and 7.5 hours per week (150 minutes to 450 minutes; the optimal number varied a bit according to age, gender and physical health), as compared to those who exercised less — or more.” Notably, after examining “self-reported data for 7,674 participants in the US Health Information National Trends 2007 Survey,” investigators “determined that after the 7.5-hour-per-week mark was reached, symptoms of depression and anxiety started kicking in.”

Related Links:

— “More good reasons to exercise – but not too much!, “Jennifer LaRue Huget, The Washington Post, November 8, 2012.

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