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Study Finds that Cyclists Suffer Fewer Mental Health Problems

Cyclists experience fewer mental health problems than those who don’t exercise according to a survey of over 1.2 million adults in America

The survey found that cyclists suffered 43 per cent less (bad days) mental health problem compared with those that did not exersize.

The surveyu looked at the effects of the exercise type, duration, frequency, and intensity. Factors of age, race, gender, marital status, income  were taken into account.

There was a positive correlation between exercise and lower mental health burden, which was reduced by 11 to 22 per cent. A 45-minute exercise three to five times a week was associated with the lowest risk.

In their conclusions, the researchers commented: “Physical exercise was significantly and meaningfully associated with self-reported mental health burden in the past month. More exercise was not always better.”

“Specific types, durations, and frequencies of exercise might be more effective clinical targets than others for reducing mental health burden, and merit interventional study.”

The data was compiled from the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System survey.

Not only is it good for your mental, cycling can help you loose weight and improve your quality of life.

Need any more reason to head out on your bike regularly?

Study Finds that Cyclists Suffer Fewer Mental Health Problems