At-home exercise reduced depression levels significantly during COVID-19 lockdowns

Exercise, depression, Covid-19 Researchers found at-home exercise reduced depression levels significantly during COVID-19 lockdowns. Credit: Jonathan Borba/Unsplash

At-home exercise reduced depression levels significantly during COVID-19 lockdowns

At-home, app-based workouts were very effective at reducing people’s depression levels during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, finds a new UBC research trial whose findings were released today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

“We found that regardless of the type of movement that people did in a week – whether it was high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or yoga – their mental health improved,” said Dr. Eli Puterman, an associate professor at UBC’s school of kinesiology and the Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health....

https://news.ubc.ca/2021/09/28/at-home-exercise-reduced-depression-levels-significantly-during-covid-19-lockdowns/