We all know that exercise is good for you. That is obvious. You benefit from it physically, and you’re far healthier when you exercise on a consistent basis. You also benefit from it mentally. You feel great about yourself when you workout, and you obtain hormones that really boost your mental health in a positive way.
Some people can take exercise to the extreme though, and might be missing out on all of the mental health benefits exercise has to offer. We hear it all of the time, moderation is key. The same goes for exercise. Studies have shown that people who are exercising just 45 minutes a day, 3-5 days a week are happier than individuals who exercise one to two hours, 6 to 7 days a week.
The individuals who proved to have the happiest days, were those who participated in group sports and cycling. This is likely due to the fact that these tend to be exercises that get you outside, and allow you to interact with other people. So when you are combing physical activity with social interaction and Vitamin D, you have just created the recipe for happiness!
So get out there and keep exercising in moderation, get outside, and bring some friends!