The most recent studies have found that exercise has almost no effect on depression, you reckon?
Danielsson, L., Papoulias, I., Petersson, E., Carlsson, J. & Waern, M. (2014). Exercise or basic body awareness therapy as an add-on treatment for major depression: A controlled study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 168, 98-106.
- Found that exercise three times per week for 30-40 minutes either walking, on a treadmill or a stationary bike, was indeed beneficial to the severity of depression
Chen, K., Huang, H., Cheng, Y., Li, C. & Chang, Y. (2014). Sleep Quality and Depression in Older Adults in Wheelchairs. Unpublished manuscript.
- After engaging in six months of wheelchair exercise, patients had better sleep quality and lower levels of depression than their baseline.
- After this six month period, patients who engaged in the exercise program had lower levels of depression than those who did not.
Liu, W., Zhai, X., Li, H., & Ji, L. (2014). Depression-like behaviours in mice subjected to co-treatment of high-fat diet and corticosterone are ameliorated by AICAR and exercise. Journal of Affective Disorders, 156, 171-177.
- exercise produced antidepressant effects.
Mokhtari, M., Nezakatalhossaini, M. & Esfarjani, F. (2013). The effect of 12-week pilates exercises on depression and balance associated with falling in the elderly. Social and Behavioural Sciences, 70, 1714-1723.
- showed a 19.8% reduction in depression on the GDS after 12 weeks of pilates.
I mean, should I find more, or?