Physical activity can confer protection from the development of depression in children, adults, and older adults. These effects are evident in all continents. Also, among people with depression, exercise can be used for acutely managing symptoms. Also, a robust body of evidence from randomized controlled trials demonstrates that exercise is effective in treating depression.
Literatuurverwijzing: Schuch, F.B., & Stubbs, B. (2019). The role of exercise in preventing and treating depression. Current sports medicine reports 18 (pp. 299-304)