Walking against depression - a brief report

Martin Mau, Kirstine Wehner Rasmussen, Mikkel Jacobsen, Kirsten K. Roessler

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Walking as an easy applicable form of physical activity might be especially well suited to treat mental health challenges. The aim of this brief report is to examine how walking interventions against depression should be conducted. Through a review of international studies, this article finds that an intervention consisting of individual walking with three weekly sessions for at least 12 weeks is recommendable. In addition, studies suggest that different types of walking can be implemented effectively depending on the different needs and physical capacities of the participants. Walking as an everyday activity can function as a supplement to depression treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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