Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Gallup on Exercise, BMI & Depression

I'm not sure we need 250,000 interviews to tell us this but interesting nonetheless:

It's worth noting that exercise without weight loss has been proposed as a successful way to intervene in obesity (body composition but not weight changes):

Potentially more interesting is the finding that there doesn't appear to be a linear relationship between exercise and the likelihood of depression with those exercising 7 days a week having a higher rate of depression than those exercising 3-4 or 5-6 days and around the same as those exercising 1-2 days (more here).

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