“Money can’t buy happiness,” the saying goes…but a new study says exercise can.
A large survey of 1.2 million Americans conducted by researchers from Yale and Oxford universities noted that a higher income doesn’t impact happiness as much as you may think…but getting off your couch does.
The researchers say people who described themselves as active have 35 days of “poor mental health” per year, which is 18 fewer days than those who were sedentary.
What’s more, the study found that a sedentary person needed as much as $25 grand more to match the levels of happiness of an active, but less financially stable, person.
Here’s the rub, however: According to the study, which was published in the medical journal Lancet Psychiatry, doing more and more exercise won’t make you happier and happier. You’ll get the most bang for your buck being active 30-60 minutes three times a week, scientists say.