Exercise Make Obesity Patients taht Will Do Bariatric Surgery will not Depression

Obesity not only interfere with the metabolism and cause other diseases such as diabetes are more dangerous or stroke. But perhaps many who forget if overweight condition can also cause mental stress and depression in patients, including obese patients to undergo weight loss surgery though.

A study of obese patients who are scheduled to undergo weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery showed that patients who were more active in physical activities before the operation is not likely to experience depression when compared to patients who remained chose idleness or physical inactivity.

Even the physical activity also reduces the tendency of patients to take antidepressants or counseling due to depression or anxiety before surgery.

This conclusion was obtained after investigators observed 850 patients of adult obesity and how much physical activity they do during the week prior to undergoing weight loss surgery from 10 different hospitals. The study was conducted over three years.

Each participant is fitted with an electronic device on his ankle to keep track of the amount of physical activity they do. In addition, participants were also asked to fill out a questionnaire designed to assess the mental health of the participants. Among the patients were asked to report whether they had experienced symptoms of depression or specific treatment for mental or emotional disorders, including anxiety and depression.

From there it is known that one-third of participants said they had experienced symptoms of depression, even two of the five patients never taking certain medicines or receiving counseling for depression or anxiety they experienced.

According to researchers, moderate physical activity for 8 minutes every day could reduce the risk of depression or anxiety in obese patients by 92 percent.

Instead of moderate physical activity for 8 minutes, researchers also revealed that just by walking as many as 4750 steps per day reduced the risk of treatment for depression or anxiety for adults who suffer from severe obesity by 81 percent.

"It may be that in this population, the positive benefits to mental health can now be obtained simply by avoiding sedenter lifestyle," noted researcher Wendy King, an epidemiologist from Pitt Public Health, U.S., told health24, Tuesday (02/26/2013) .

Moreover, despite the generally known there were 7 percent of people who suffer from depression and 10 percent suffer from anxiety disorders, in fact adults are overweight or obese are two times more at risk of both conditions. So sport can be used to prevent the occurrence of depression or anxiety optimally, including blocking the emergence of the negative effects of weight loss surgery.