Effect of Strength and Conditioning Exercise on Depression and Sleep Quality
A lack of regular physical activity and rising levels of psychological disorders including depression and poor sleep quality are major concerns affecting college students.
This research assessed the effectiveness of strength and conditioning exercise at reducing levels of depression and improving sleep quality.
- Students took the post-intervention survey shortly before exam season, and the stress associated with exams can induce feelings of despair and depression
- The comparison group was individual sports, which is a different form of exercise. A control group might have been students without exercise
- Depression level decreased
- Time to fall asleep decreased and sleep duration increased
- These findings encourage strength and conditioning exercise for people with high levels of depression and poor sleep duration.
UROP 2019 poster authors:
Logan Kroczaleski, Vincent Dong, Lingchen Kong, Dr. Weiyun Chen
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