Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look.
Common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, are a growing global issue.
They reduce overall wellbeing and life satisfaction, but they may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and increase mortality risk.
Although talking therapies and medication can help in many instances, they do not help everyone.