Study: This many minutes of exercise will make you happy

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Working out can boost your happiness, according to a new study.

As little as 10 minutes of physical activity per week was found to make a “significant difference” in a person’s mood, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.

Participants who exercised 150 to 300 minutes a week, saw their happiness rise to the same levels as those who were even more active.

The research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies showed the ratio of being happy was 52 percent higher for people who were very active. It dropped to almost 30 percent for those who are sufficiently active, and 20 percent for the insufficiently active.

The study showed overweight people benefited the most from an active lifestyle change.

And you don’t have to do any crazy, strenuous activity to reach your giddy goals.

A wide range of activities including aerobics, mixed activity classes, stretching and even balance exercises were found to be effective. 

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