Want to improve your mental health?
Go for a walk.
People who exercise have 43% fewer days of poor mental health.
It’s a common piece of advice: that exercise is pretty good for your mental health. A huge study published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry has found that literally just walking can improve your mental health.
Individuals who exercised had 43% fewer days of poor mental health in the past month than individuals who did not exercise. All exercise types were associated with a lower mental health burden (between 11.8% and 22%).
The study of 1.2m people appeared in the Lancet Journal on August 8th 2018.