THE HAPPINESS EFFECT INFOGRAPHICResearch has revealed that walking briskly for around 35 minutes every day 5 times a week or 60 minutes every day 3 times a week clearly impacted mild to moderate depression symptoms. Other research revealed that taking part in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 to 5 times per week decreased symptoms of mild to moderate depression approximately 50%.
The science behind the runner's high: run outside of your comfort zone, e.g. 30mn at 80% of max HR, to release endorphins, anandamide and indirectly dopamine. Reduces pain, promotes calm and well-being.