How much does physical exercise affect happiness?
Aerobic exercise has been known for a long time to boosts one’s positive mood. In 2005, Researchers at Chicago State University and the University of Minnesota analysed 158 different studies conducted between 1979 and 2005.
The effect of aerobic exercise was consistently positive and was especially noticeable when one started an exercise session while feeling a little more “down” than usual.
In other words, physical exercise really can lift you up when you need it the most.
In a more recent study, researchers at Halmstad University in Sweden analysed 15 different studies and found that physical exercise consistently worked as an effective treatment of mild and moderate depression.
So the body and the mind are far more closely coupled than we often think…. perhaps a couple of minutes of jumping jacks really might help you change the world!
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