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Physical exercise is one of the most reliable ways to improve mood, and this is strongly supported by scientific research. Two new studies published in JAMA Psychiatry continues to suggest that exercise can reduce depression and even help prevent depression. The first study found that more physical activity was associated with better mood, energy, and sleep . Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health examined physical activity in 242 people who both had and did not have a history of a mood disorder diagnosis. Mood disorder diagnoses included bipolar I disorder (24 people), bipolar II disorder (29 people), and major depressive disorder (91 people) along with people who had no ... Full story

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