They say money isn't everything...especially when it comes to happiness. So, what does? According to a new study conducted by researchers at both Yale and Oxford, it's exercise! In the study, which was published in The Lancet, scientists collected data from 1.2 Million Americans on their physical behavior and mental mood.
According to an article by BusinessInsider.com, Participants were asked to answer the following question: "How many times have you felt mentally unwell in the past 30 days, for example, due to stress, depression, or emotional problems?...The participants were also asked about their income and physical activities. They were able to choose from 75 types of physical activity — from mowing the lawn, taking care of children, and doing housework to weight lifting, cycling, and running."
What did the study reveal? "The scientists found that while those who exercised regularly tended to feel bad for 35 days a year, nonactive participants felt bad for 18 days more, on average. In addition, the researchers found that physically active people feel just as good as those who don't do sports but who earn about $25,000 more a year."
Basically, you would have to earn a lot more money to have the same effects as someone who is active on a daily basis.
To check out the full story and more details on the study - check it out here: https://www.businessinsider.com/exercise-makes-you-happier-than-money-says-yale-and-oxford-study-2019-4/