Recent study finds exercise more important than money for your mental health!
The constant lifestyle restrictions associated with the global Covid-19 pandemic has again shifted the spotlight onto the role of exercise & fitness in preventative health care.
In a study by Oxford and Yale universities, researchers found that while those who exercised regularly tended to feel bad for 35 days a year, it was the nonactive participants who felt bad for 18 days more (53 days in total), on average.
In addition, the researchers discovered that physically active people feel just as good as those who don’t do sports - but who earn about 35,000 Australian dollars more a year.
Essentially, you would have to earn a lot more to get you the same happiness-boosting effect that sport has.
The study was conducted by scientists, who collected data about the physical behaviour and mental mood of over 1.2 million Americans.
Study subjects who exercised for as little as 30 to 60 minutes three times a week were happier than the inactive group.
NOTE: All claims and calculations in this article provided by Oxford and Yale Universities.
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