Exercise has won time and time again for being a huge component in approving health. Not only does exercise improve health but it can also be a great mood booster. Some studies say that exercises 90 minutes can prevent depression and just 30 minutes a day can help achieve an active lifestyle. No matter what study you read that states this many minutes or that many minutes, exercise is beneficial to us all.
A recent study published in The Lancet synthesized data from 1.2 million people in the United States between 2011 to 2015 and concluded that five types of workouts reign supreme for your mental health. So not only is there more proof than we could have ever ask for as to why exercising is great (even doing lawn work and household chores boosts your mood), research has now determined which exercises can be better for us mentally than others.
5 Types of Exercises that Boost Your Mood the Most –
reduction of bad mental health days the most by percent:
Team Sports by 22.3 percent
Cycling by 21.6 percent
Aerobic or gym exercise by 20.1 percent
Running or jogging by 19 percent
Recreational sports (like basketball or softball) by 18.9 percent
These statistics aren’t just something that us adults should consider. The same can be said for children too. With school starting all across the nation, it might be beneficial to get your kids on those sports team. Rethink your kid joining the football team, or your kid trying out for the volleyball team.