Association between non-locomotive light-intensity physical activity and depressive symptoms in Japanese older women: a cross-sectional study

This study aimed to examine associations between accelerometer-based intensity and type of physical activity (PA) and depressive symptoms in older Japanese women.MethodsIn this cross-sectional study, data were obtained from 143 community-dwelling older Japanese women aged 65–86 years, and depressive symptoms were assessed based on self-reported scores of the Geriatric Depression Scale-15-J. PA was measured objectively using an accelerometer worn continuously for ≥10 h/day for 4 days, and average daily durations of light-intensity PA (LPA) and moderate-to-vigorous intensity PA (MVPA), as well as type of PA (locomotive vs. non-locomotive), were examined.ResultsDepressive symptoms were present in 23 participants (19.1%). One-way Analysis of covariance revealed participants without depressive symptoms had a significantly higher non-locomotive LPA compared to those with depressive symptoms (357 ± 82 vs 298 ± 66 min/day, F = 9.69, p
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ConclusionsThe findings highlight the acceptability of physical activity as a mental health intervention tool within a post-secondary context. Importantly the results provide implications for developing strategies to incorporate physical activity as an acceptable support method within mental health services.
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Publication date: Available online 8 December 2019Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Senthil Amudhan, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Mathew Varghese, Vivek Benegal, Girish Nagaraja Rao, David Vincent Sheehan, Arun Mahadeo Kokane, Bir Singh Chavan, Pronob Kumar Dalal, Daya Ram, Kangkan Pathak, Raj Kumar Lenin Singh, Lokesh Kumar Singh, Pradeep Sharma, Pradeep Kumar Saha, Chellamuthu Ramasubramanian, Ritambhara Yeshwant Mehta, Theerthankara Meethal ShibukumarSummaryBackgroundIndia accounts for 18% of the global population and 26·6% of global suicide deaths. However, robust population-based, nationally representative data ...
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Publication date: Available online 8 December 2019Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Rakhi Dandona
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MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- For newly diagnosed patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), depressive symptoms are common and often accompanied by other symptoms, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in Lung Cancer. Barbara L. Andersen,...
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There is no time more joyous and stressful as the end of year holidays. As we fast approach the holidays this year it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll navigate family parties and other familial obligations. In this episode, we give our best tips for making holiday parties less stressful and how to decide if not going is the best option for you.  It’s rough out there, but we care about you and we wish you a happy, healthy holiday season. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bi...
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(Natural News) Following a balanced diet keeps your body healthy and helps prevent diseases. But according to a nutritionist, eating a plant-based diet is also one of the best ways to boost your mood and reverse depression. Depression and eating habits At Vitafoods Europe 2019, Julie Ward, a plant-based nutritionist and the founder of Fresh Food Alchemy (FFA),...
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(Nationwide Children's Hospital) In what appears to be the first study of its kind and recently published in the journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health, clinicians and researchers at Nationwide Children's have shown that ICI is a promising alternative to lengthy hospitalization. Findings also revealed significant reductions in suicidal ideation at the 3-month follow-up.
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