Study Shows Workouts Can Help Depression!

Link to Lifehack entry

Forbes Article

Apparently Duke funded a study to explore this shocking new territory in the field of medical psychology!

...And no one is surprised. Seriously, is this news to anyone? I haven't worked out in the last two and a half weeks because of my injury/lots of school work to be done (the load is much lighter now, thank you), and my mood has suffered tremendously.

Okay, as obvious as this might be, the article does actually provide some decent insight into the why of it, plus good tips that people who don't exercise really ought to follow (start off small, do it regularly), and it's not a very long or difficult read.

Known benefits of exercise:

  • Look better
  • Live longer
  • Be stronger
  • All known benefits of not being depressed


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