Exercising for 30 Minutes a Day May Cut Your Chances of Getting Depression

In their new study, researchers from Harvard University, US, suggest that exercising for as little as 30 minutes per day may decrease your chances of getting depression by 17 per cent.Exercising for 30 Minutes a Day May Cut Your Chances of Getting Depression

Within the scope of the study, the scientists performed analysis of around 8,000 participants in the Partners Healthcare Biobank, a long-term research program with the purpose to understand how genes affect human health.

The data analysis showed that people with higher genetic risk of depression had 20 per cent higher risk of being diagnosed with the condition, while people with the same genetic risk but who exercise regularly were 17 per cent less likely to get depression.

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