A group of scientists have found that exercise had a more pleasant effect on mental health than having abundance of money. It improves your mood and decreases stress and anxiety.
Researchers of Yale and Oxford universities have found that those who exercised regularly tended to feel far better than those who did not do it at all. They also found that the sports that involve socializing could be more healthy for your mental condition.
Exercise is not only good for physical and mental health but it holds more importance than your financial status, revealed the study.
The study was carried out by collecting data about behavior and mood of more than 1.2 million US citizens. The researchers found that those who do not participate in sports or physical activities can only feel as good as those who do regular exercise if they earn 25,000 dollar (Rs 4,031,250) more money a year than the others.
However, overdose of anything is not recommended for human health. So, it does not mean that you do a lot more exercise to be happier. There’s a limit to everything so is to exercise and too much of it can be detrimental.
“The relationship between sport duration and mental load is U-shaped,” said study author Adam Chekroud of Yale University.
According to the study, three to five training sessions each lasting between 30 to 60 minutes a week is ideal.
The researchers have reached the conclusion that over-exercising, which can be three hours a day, could have inverse effect on mental health and they could suffer more than those who do not do it.
They have noticed that team games affect positively on mental health. Apart from socializing games, cycling and aerobics also have substantial pleasant effect on mental health.
Exercise produces endorphins which sends nice feelings to your brain and it alleviates your pain. Exercise has a number of other benefits too, which include weight loss, good body shape, strong muscles, high energy level, drop-off in risk of chronic diseases, sharp memory, relaxation and good quality sleep.