Depression and exercise in group medical interventions

Are people with depression likely to partake in exercise if group medical interventions incorporate exercise?

Physical activity has been shown to be effective in managing the symptoms of depression. This article has looked at the benefits of exercise incorporated group medical intervention in the treatment of depression and anxiety. It also reviews the participants’ exercise levels three months post intervention. Group medical interventions have been shown to be successful in the treatment of chronic illnesses, and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. However no study has looked at the effects of incorporating exercise into these classes. It also looks at the effects of exercise advice on participants activity levels three months after the intervention has ceased.


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