Study finds exercising three times per week could lower risk of depression by 19 percent

Study finds exercising three times per week could lower risk of depression by 19 percent
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If you're not already breaking a sweat at the gym or on a running path a couple times a week, you may want to jump to it.

A new study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry shows that research subjects who exercised three times per week reduced their risk of depression by 19 percent. And, each additional workout session on top of the base three further reduced the subjects' depression risk by another six percent.

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Sarah Eberspacher

Sarah Eberspacher is an associate editor at TheWeek.com. She has previously worked as a sports reporter at The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus and The Arizona Republic. She graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.