A meta-meta-analysis of the effect of physical activity on depression and anxiety in non-clinical adult populations

Amidst strong efforts to promote the therapeutic benefits of physical activity for reducing depression and anxiety in clinical populations, little focus has been directed towards the mental health benefits of activity for non-clinical populations

Amanda L. Rebar; Robert Stanton; David Geard; Camille Short; Mitch J. Duncan; Corneel Vandelanotte

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • Amidst strong efforts to promote the therapeutic benefits of physical activity for reducing depression and anxiety in clinical populations, little focus has been directed towards the mental health benefits of activity for non-clinical populations
  • Physical activity reduced depression by a medium effect and anxiety by a small effect
  • No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors. This manuscript has been supported by the CQUniversity HEALTH CRN and the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks Programme
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