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May 3, 2018 – Preventing mental illness is just as important as preventing other chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. As with these chronic conditions, regular physical activity plays a key role.

A recent meta-analysis (a large study combining other studies together) with a total of 266,939 participants reported that being active for 150 minutes or more per week was associated with a 20 per cent reduction in risk for depression. Mental health week in Canada —which runs from May 7-13, 2018 —offers us an opportunity to consider what science says about the impacts of exercise on mind and body. Reduce your stress and anxiety Exercise offers immediate as well as long-term benefits. Research shows that after just one session people have a greater chance of experiencing positive events and achievement throughout that day, and also into the next day.

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