It’s clear exercise has health benefits both physical and mental. But what if we could show it was more important to your mental health than your economic status?
According to a study from researchers at Yale and Oxford, we may have done just that.
People who stay active tend to be happier
The scientists found that while those who exercised regularly tended to feel bad for 35 days a year, nonactive participants felt bad for 18 days more, on average.
In addition, the researchers found that physically active people feel just as good as those who don’t do sports but who earn about $25,000 more a year. Essentially, you’d have to earn a lot more to get you the same happiness-boosting effect that sport has.
source: Business Insider published February 2019