In a new paper, researchers took a closer look at the connection between depression, anxiety, and working out.
There’s plenty of research out there to show that exercise can help with depression. Most studies, however, look at aerobic exercise, such as cycling or jogging. Does lifting weights do the job just as well? In a paper published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers set out to answer that very question. After analyzing the results of 33 experiments on weight training and depression, here’s what they found.