Natural Health News – A new analysis has shown that excessive sitting at the computer or watching out there TV is linked to an increased risk of depression.
Based on dozens of studies involving nearly 200,000 participants from around the world, Chinese researchers found that sedentary behavior was associated with a 25% more likely to be depressed compared to people who were most active.
Research University Medical College in Shangong Qingdau suggests that physical activity would be a good recipe for preventing depression.
In its report, published in British Journal of Sports Medicine , the researchers say that differences also viewed depending on the preferred type of people down. Those whose most common sedentary behavior was watching television were 13% more likely to be depressed, while those who spent their sedentary time using the computer or the Internet, had a 22% higher risk of depression.
The analysis did not examine the reasons behind the links. And, the study team notes, most of the studies included in account other factors, such as disease, which could explain sedentary behavior, depression, or both, but these studies may not have taken every possible factor into account.
The research team also points out that it can not rule out the possibility that depression leads to sedentary behaviors rather than the other way around. In fact, it could be a circular problem.
However, the two go hand in hand is enough to suggest that increased activity could be useful for the treatment of symptoms of depression approach and clinical levels of depression, they conclude.
also point out that sedentary lifestyle is linked to other poor health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
“Therefore, the message we really need to go public is ‘A move more and sit less,’ “he said.
There is not enough good evidence to suggest that any specific form of physical activity is the best for depression, but what there is suggests that moderate exercise – enough to get your heart pumping without excess voltage -. It is more effective
Keep the brain
In a related study in the journal PLOS ONE , researchers recorded the activity physics in 88 healthy participants, but not terribly fit 60 to 78. the use of special equipment to measure activity seeking to ascertain whether there was any relationship between brain health – particularly white matter fibers that allow communication between regions of the brain – and physical activity
white matter is the tissue found in the brain. It contains nerve fibers, which numbers decrease with age. But researchers say the more active person is the best structural integrity of white matter fibers.
The researchers also found that the association between physical activity and structural integrity of white matter was specific to the region.
Older adults who participate more frequently in light physical activity had greater structural integrity in the white matter tracts of the temporal lobes, which lie behind the ears and play a key role in memory , language and processing of visual and auditory information.
By contrast, those who spent more time sitting had less structural integrity in the white matter tracts that connect the hippocampus, a structure crucial for learning and memory.
Researchers have noted that it is important to encourage people to understand that they can take better care of their brains to be more active.