Scientists have proven the health and longevity benefits of physical activity over and over again. At the same time, they assure that the type of physical activity does not matter. The main condition is to do it with pleasure. Every kind of sport affects the chemistry of your body and contributes to increased levels of happiness.
Recent studies have confirmed the mental health benefits of physical activity and have shown that regular exercise prevents the development of some forms of mental illness. According to the study, physical activity can be one of the elements of treatment and prevention of various mental illnesses.
In the course of the research, the scientist interviewed people who regularly go in for sports and those who have a sedentary lifestyle. Scientists have found that active people experience happiness and joy more often than those who choose to be passive.
Scientists have found the reason for this phenomenon. Physical activity reduces muscle tension and stimulates neurons to release the hormone dopamine, which is the hormone of happiness. Therefore, those who enjoy physical activity have higher levels of this hormone, which makes them feel positive emotions.
At the same time, scientists argue that excessive passion for sports can have the opposite effect. People who exercise for hours everyday experience frustration and bad moods. Exercising more than six hours a week has a negative effect. Scientists recommend exercising no more than 30 to 60 minutes 3-5 times a week.