"exercised over nothing"

Jun 11 2012 Published by under Behavioral Neuro

That's a quote from one of the tweets about this study this morning, and seems to sum it up pretty well. That latest study which blasted through the media, saying that exercise doesn't help depression? I don't buy it, and I'll tell you why. Head over to The Scicurious Brain to find out.

2 responses so far

  • anon says:

    Very nice critique Scicurious. Thanks.

  • chall says:

    Thanks for the link to your article/break down on the analysis. I saw the study and wondered a little about the definition of "exercise" since imho there is a huge difference in the amount of endorphine/adrenaline when I "walk around my car" and "sweat a lot and get short of breath while working out".

    Of course, anecdotally I would say that exercise helped keep depression in check, although we're talking 5 times a week with high intensity... and in the end, it was very helpful to do both medication and exercise.

    Wonder if there is any studies on the impact of massage/tactile touch and depression?

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