An American scientific study in the journal Lancet Psychiatry has shown that people who are more physically active are less likely to experience symptoms of various mental disorders. Read about exercise and mental health.

Even those who remain physically active thanks to the housework are more protected from mental disorders!

People who work out on a regular basis generally have a better mental state and health. But over three hours a day the exercise can turn boomerang.

The findings of the study

A study of about 1.2 million people found that those who practice regularly have on average one and a half days less bad mental health per month than those who do not.

The biggest benefits to mental health seem to be exercising for 45 minutes, three to five times a week.

Exercise in moderation

When daily exercise exceeds one and a half hours, mental improvement is marginal. If the three-hour time limit is reached, then the likelihood of a person feeling worse than not exercising at all increases.

This is because those who are ‘manic’ with physical activity may have compulsive personality traits.

Regardless of age, race, gender

Researchers said that “exercise is associated with better mental health, regardless of age, race, gender, income and education”.

The study shows that within a month a person who is not exercising has an average of 3.4 days who is not feeling well. It also shows that anyone who practices has two days of bad psychology (43% improvement).

Exercise is more beneficial for those who have been diagnosed with depression in the past.

Greater benefit than team sports

The greatest mental benefit of the various types of exercise appears to be group sports, cycling, aerobic exercise and fitness. Even household chores help one feel better.

“Until now, people thought that the more exercise, the better for mental health, but our study shows that this is not the case.

Exercising for over 23 times a week or for more than 90 minutes a day is associated with worse mental health”, said Dr. Checrund.

The official medical advice for improving physical and mental health is that a person should practice 150 minutes a week.