Resistance training could reduce depressive symptoms in adults, according to an international study that brought together the data from 33 clinical trials, including a total of 1,877 people.
The improvements were evident even when only a light weight-lifting regime was undertaken, and the exercise worked to reduce symptoms in both fit and unfit participants, say the researchers.
Resistance training should be considered as a treatment for people with depression, they suggest.
Source: University of Limerick, Ireland
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