Dr. Ruderman: Exercise may help to fend off depression

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression, according to an innovative new study published last month in JAMA Psychiatry.

The study involved hundreds of thousands of people and used a type of statistical analysis to establish, for the first time, that physical activity may help prevent depression, a finding with considerable relevance for any of us interested in maintaining or bolstering our mental health.

Good Morning San Diego medical expert Dr. Steven Ruderman discussed the results form the new study.

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