23 April 2012 at 10:51
Article published in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity. Roma Robertson, Ann R.R. Robertson, Ruth Jepson, Margaret Maxwell.
Depression is a common disorder worldwide. Most patients are treated within primary care and antidepressant treatment is not recommended for people with mild depression. Physical activity has been shown to alleviate depression but it is not known whether the less vigorous activity of walking – a potentially widely acceptable and safe intervention - confers such benefit.
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