A large new study has confirmed how exercise is good for our mental health.
Team sports, cycling, and doing aerobics and gym exercises were associated with the biggest reduction in mental health problems.
But there seems to be a limit on how much exercise is helpful.
People who exercised for 30 to 60 minutes showed the most improvement.
Meanwhile, exercising for more than three hours a day was associated with worse mental health than not exercising at all.
Plenty of research has shown how cardio is the closest thing to a miracle drug we have for improving our health and mood. But studies are increasingly finding that more exercise is not always better. For example, when cycling, swimming, and walking, you might see the most benefits for your brain and body by keeping your session under an hour.
A new study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, supports this theory. It’s well established in the research that exercise can improve our mental health, and maybe even prevent depression. But the new study aimed to find out if there was an ideal amount to see the most benefits.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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