Associate professor Eva Andersson explains that physical activity has preventive and acute effects on reduced symptoms/complaints in depression and anxiety disorders. In addition, a good treatment effect of physical activity is seen as a measure for mild to moderate depression, according to many scientific studies.
The presentation also addresses evidence that physical activity can positively affect various physiological changes in the brain and the rest of the body in individuals without and with depression and anxiety. Connections between increased sedentary behavior and mental illness are also touched upon.
Listen to the open lecture at GIH´s YouTube account External link, opens in new window.