American scientists conducted a study and found that regular moderate exercise reduces the risk of heart disease in a person suffering from depression. The results of scientific work published in the journal Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Doctors call depressive states factors worsening the prognosis for recovery from cardiovascular diseases. Scientists from Emory University Hospital (Atlanta, USA) conducted a survey of 965 people who did not suffer from diseases of the heart and blood vessels and did not have depressive disorders . The list of issues related to physical activity and depression allowed scientists to obtain information about the lifestyle and psychological state of the respondents.
Scientists also looked at several factors that signal an early stage of heart and vascular disease. Experts have found that depression is most often found in people who rarely engaged in physical culture and led a sedentary lifestyle.
In general, scientists have established a clear relationship between disease and psychological state, indicating that 1/5 of all patients who have had heart attacks suffered from depression. And those who suffer from chronic cardiovascular diseases, in turn, are 3 times more likely to get a depressive disorder.