Stopping exercise can increase symptoms of depression

Stopping exercise can result in increased depressive symptoms, according to new mental health research from the University of Adelaide. PhD student Julie Morgan from the University of Adelaide's Discipline of Psychiatry has reviewed the results of earlier studies that examined the effects of stopping exercise in regularly active adults. The results of her review are now published online ahead of print in the Journal of Affective Disorders. "Adequate physical activity and exercise are important for both physical and mental health," says Ms Morgan. "Current public health guidelines recommend being active on most if not all days of the week. At...

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