Over 4 Hours Exercise Per Week Prevents Work Burnout & Depression

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    Feb 27, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16071

    The participants were divided into four groups: one that did not engage in physical activity; a second that did 75 to 150 minutes of physical activity a week; a third that did 150 to 240 minutes a week; and a fourth that did more than 240 minutes a week.

    Depression and burnout rates were clearly the highest among the group that did not participate in physical activity. The more physical activity that participants engaged in, the less likely they were to experience elevated depression and burnout levels during the next three years. The optimal amount of physical activity was a minimum of 150 minutes per week, where its benefits really started to take effect.

    In those who engaged in 240 minutes of physical activity or more, the impact of burnout and depression was almost nonexistent. But even 150 minutes a week will have a highly positive impact, says Dr. Toker, helping people to deal with their workday, improving self-efficacy and self-esteem, and staving off the spiral of loss.
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    Feb 28, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    THAT'S DEPRESSING
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    Feb 28, 2012 2:39 AM GMT
    i can vouch for this. I used to put in about 6+ hours of skating per week and I'd never felt more alive and happy. Then i got thrown out of the park by the cops.
  • commoncoll

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    Feb 28, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    I recently started exercising 5 times 50-60min/session. I feel much better despite that life is more stressful.
  • He_Man

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    Feb 28, 2012 3:33 AM GMT

    I exercise anywhere between 12 to 14 hours a week, so no wonder I feel so F'n great! icon_twisted.gif

    No, really, the gym is my therapist. The gym tears me apart physically, but it builds me up psychologically.
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    Feb 28, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    i have had great results with about 30 min session 5 times a week. A good combination of cardio and weight lifting....feels really great through out the day
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    Feb 28, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    I can def vouch for this! I know if I dont get in my workouts I get so exhausted and grouchy at work. Plus it prob doesnt help how much I dislike my job these days. It's amazing how draining sitting at a desk 40 hours can be!!

    I've started early morning lifts at 5am and I feel so much better and energized when I walk into the office!
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    Feb 28, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    riddler78 saidOver 4 Hours Exercise Per Week Prevents Work Burnout & Depression
    No it doesn't.
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    Feb 28, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    I believe it. I suffer from severe depression, and medication was not enough to combat most of it. Exercising a few times a week has helped decrease my depression drastically and has helped make me a happier and more outgoing person
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    Feb 28, 2012 9:28 AM GMT
    There is now very strong evidence (a) that exercise prevents depression and (b) that it is the preferred treatment for mild to moderate depression - it is better than antidepressants. However the 'dose' is important - the mimimum level required is 30 mins of moderate intensity cv exercise a week. 'Moderate' means getting out of breath but still being able to complete a sentence.
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    Feb 28, 2012 9:48 AM GMT
    Love this. Spread the word.
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    Feb 28, 2012 11:00 AM GMT
    The study is riddled with errors and "no shit" statements.

    Working out is good for the body and mind, but it's not a cure for depression.



  • calibro

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    Feb 28, 2012 11:00 AM GMT
    does sex count as exercise?
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    Feb 28, 2012 11:01 AM GMT
    calibro saiddoes sex count as exercise?


    Yes.
  • calibro

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    Feb 28, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
    credo said
    calibro saiddoes sex count as exercise?


    Yes.


    then yes, 4 hours or more of sex i think would generally improve one's disposition
  • Laurence

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    Feb 28, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    Alternatively

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17177251

    Loz