Exercise is one way of tackling the symptoms of depression.
This is according to Catherine Tsiboukas, vice-chair of Journeys Toward Recovery, who suggested that exercise is a useful tool in dealing with the mental health problem.
However, she noted that it generally needs to be used "as part of a broader management programme" and urged people to contact their therapist or doctor in order develop a mental health care plan for themselves.
She added: "Depression is a serious and potentially disabling condition that can be treated through a mix of medication, self-help and/or therapy."
The comments come after research from Yale University revealed that a certain gene appears to be a key contributor to the onset of depression.
Scientists hope to have a promising target for a new class of antidepressants by identifying the gene, Nature Medicine revealed.
Ms Tsiboukas added that everybody is different and there is not one magic cure to deal with depression.