A week without exercise has a similar impact to a week of interrupted sleep, according to one study, which also showed that 15 minutes and nine seconds of exercise per day positively stimulates the mind.
The study used athletes from around the world who paused their normal exercise routines for a week. The impact on his mental health was similar to a week of interrupted sleep; with a 23% increase in their anxiety.
The “Uplifting Minds Study”, carried out by the firm Asics, carried out by thousands of participants since June 2021, showed that it only takes 15:09 minutes of physical activity to improve mental state, even after periods of inactivity.
According to research when active people stopped moving, his confidence dropped 20%; positivity down 16%energy levels plummeted 23% and their ability to cope with stress dropped 22%.
After just one week without exercise, participants’ overall mental state score dropped an average of 18%.
The scale is made up of 10 emotional and cognitive metrics, including: composure, resilience, positivity, contentment, relaxation, confidence, alertness, calm, focus, and energy.
The participants were also monitored when they returned to their regular exercise regimen and all experienced immediate improvements in their mental staterecorded the work by researcher Brendon Stubbs.
Based on data from all sports and regions, just 15:09 minutes of exercise can significantly affect our mental state.
In this regard, Stubbs stated: “We know that exercise is good for our mental health, but the impact of resting and restarting exercise was not so clear; now, thanks to new technology and the contribution of thousands of people, we have been able to determine how much exercise is needed to generate a positive mental impact.
This study helps “quantify the amount of exercise to improve mental health and make it more tangible” and shows that “people’s well-being recovers very quickly after a period of rest when people resume regular exercise again.”