Exercise Seems to Ease Parkinson’s-Related Depression

(HealthDay News) — A long-term exercise program may help ease depression in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a new, small study.

Researchers looked at 31 Parkinson’s patients who were randomly assigned to an “early start” group that did an exercise program for 48 weeks or a “late start” group that worked out for 24 weeks. The program included three one-hour cardiovascular and resistance training workouts a week.

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Exercise may help prevent depression later in life – NBC News.com

Running, walking and other forms of activity can help people shake off the symptom of depression. Now, a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that exercise may prevent the disorder later in life.

Researchers at the University of Toronto analyzed 26 years’ worth of studies and concluded that even low levels of movement — walking or gardening for 20 or 30 minutes a day — show promise of warding off depression in people of all ages.

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