People who engage in regular physical activity - however intense - are less likely to have symptoms of depression, according to new research published in the November issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Crucially, researchers have also found that this activity needs to be taken in people's leisure time if they are to feel the benefits. The study showed that people who exert themselves at work, by doing lots of walking or lifting, are no less likely to be depressed than people with sedentary jobs.

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