04 December 2018
It’s well known that physical exercise is beneficial not just to physical health but also our mental health.
Yet whereas most countries have detailed, evidence-backed guidelines on the type and intensity of exercise required for various physical health benefits, such guidelines do not yet exist for exercise and mood. This is partly due to a lack of necessary evidence.
However, a new systematic review brings us usefully up to date with the current findings in this area, collating evidence from 38 relevant studies that examined the associations between exercise intensity, duration and modality and any effects on mood.