Exercise Can Help Reduce Depression According to New Research

Source: Arthritis Digest

A recently published analysis of 29 studies finds that exercise helped alleviate depression in people with arthritis and other rheumatoid conditions including lupus. adults with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or lupus. Collectively the studies involved a total of 2,449 adults with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or lupus who had entered into some type of exercise program.  On average, they exercised two to four times a week for 17 to 34 minutes each session. Read article in Arthritis Digest reporting on the study.

It is important to consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program or new physical activity.