Inverse association between physical inactivity and mental health in men and women.

  title={Inverse association between physical inactivity and mental health in men and women.},
  author={Daniel I. Galper and Madhukar H. Trivedi and Carolyn E. Barlow and A. Dunn and James B. Kampert},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={38 1},
PURPOSE The Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS) provides the opportunity to evaluate associations between measures of physical activity and mental health in a large and well-characterized population of men and women. METHODS Participants were 5451 men and 1277 women (20-88 yr) who completed a maximal fitness treadmill test and self-report measures of habitual physical activity, depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiological Studies Scale for Depression; CES-D) and emotional well-being… 

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