Thursday, May 2, 2019

Regular physical activity is good for morale

A healthy mind in a healthy body: a study done in the United States confirms the maxim. People practicing physical activity would have better morale than the inactive. The results were published in the medical journal The Lancet . 
The Sport has many virtues: improved cardiovascular health, maintenance of weight balance, strengthening the immune system, better sleep, etc. 
This time, scientists were interested in the benefits of physical activity on morale. In total, they collected data from 1,237,193 people aged 18 and over. All responded to a questionnaire about their health and morale.

No more than three hours of weekly sport 

The researchers compared the number of days participants reported having low morale. They found that people who engage in regular physical activity had 43.2% fewer days of this type compared to those who were inactive. All kinds of physical activity had a beneficial effect on mental well-being , but team sports, cycling and gymnastics would be the most effective.
These results are not a call to spend five hours a week at the gym. According to the results, practicing more than three hours of sport is worse for morale than inactivity. The ideal would be to do between three and five weekly sports sessions lasting between 30 and 60 minutes. 

Prescription sport

The benefits of sport are of interest to medicine. Since 2016, physicians have been encouraged to prescribe prescription sports to their patients with chronic conditions,  but the device is underused. Last October, the Haute Autorité de Santé published a guide to encourage general practitioners to use it.

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