• Researchers at Yale and Oxford say exercise is more important to your mental health than your economic status.
  • The scientists found that while people who exercise regularly tend to feel bad for 35 days a year, nonactive participants felt bad for 18 days more.
  • The team also found that certain sports that involve socializing can have more of a positive effect on your mental health than others.

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.

In the study, published in The Lancet, scientists collected data about the physical behavior and mental mood of more than 1.2 million Americans.

 

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