According to a study carried out by the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and published in the scientific journal BMC Medicine, regular physical exercise such as running and swimming for 75 minutes, which make breathing more difficult, could prevent a third of anxiety and depression in the population.
The survey, which included 37,000 people, between 37 and 73 years old, identified that if people practiced physical exercise for about two and a half and five hours a week, whether walking, dancing or cycling, 13% of depression diagnoses and anxiety might not even exist.
In an interview with the Daily Mail Online, the senior author of the study at the University of Glasgow, Carlos Celis-Morales, reinforces that a more analytical look at the practice is needed “this is a very strong public health message, as exercise is free. and everyone can increase how much they make in a week”.
Physical activities, in addition to being beneficial for physical appearance, are essential for improving blood circulation, strengthening the immune system and bones, helping to lose weight, reducing the risk of heart disease and releasing essential substances for memory.