Resistance Training May Help Relieve Depression
Another great reason you should be strength training!
Strength training is good for your body and your mind, according to a new review of more than 30 previously published studies.
The paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that resistance exercise training (RET), such as weightlifting and strength training, is associated with a significant reduction in depressive symptoms. It also, of course, comes with physical benefits, like making bones stronger and preventing chronic conditions.
While the current review specifically examined resistance training, plenty of evidence suggests that other forms of physical activity, such as aerobic exercise, cardio and yoga, may also improve depressive symptoms.
See Time Magazine Article 9 May 2018