Which is good news for some of us. From The Telegraph:
Research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that adding a physical activity intervention to usual care did not reduce symptoms of depression more than usual care alone.
This contrasts with current clinical guidance which recommends exercise to help those suffering from the mental illness, which affects one in six adults in Britain at any one time.
I'm not sure I buy this. A certain amount of exercise almost always lifts my mood. Either that or it exhausts me, and I fall asleep faster (which also lifts my mood).
What it suggests, though, is that things like "clinical guidance" -- whatever that means -- are often wrongheaded, or based on non-existent data. And for some reason, studies like this always cheer me up precisely because they call into question received wisdom.