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Aerobic and strength exercises linked to better mental health

Even low-to-moderate levels of physical activity are beneficial in preventing depression, study says

High levels of aerobic exercise and strength training, such as sit-ups and squats, can help reduce depression, according to a study led by the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.

It is the largest study to examine the association between these two types of exercise and clinically diagnosed depression. The findings are published online in the journal Depression and Anxiety.

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