Even a little exercise might make us happier

According to a new review of past research, people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise. And any type of exercise may be helpful.
According to a new review of past research, people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise. And any type of exercise may be helpful.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

Researchers find physical activity strongly linked to happiness

Small amounts of exercise could have an outsize effect on happiness.

According to a new review of research about good moods and physical activity, people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise. And any type of exercise may be helpful.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline 'Even a little exercise might make us happier'. Print Edition | Subscribe