The leading medical journal Lancet says people who are physically active have 35 days of poor mental health per year.
Those who are not physically active have 53 down days.
Income has little to no effect on happiness in the recently published study.
On average a sedentary person would have to earn an additional $25,000 a year to be as happy as an active person.
There is a limit to the happiness benefit exercise can bring – for example, exercising 30-60 minutes three to five times week is the sweet spot.
Money can’t buy you love, as The Beatles sang, nor can it buy the additional happiness more activity can bring.
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