Exercise cuts risk of developing anxiety, says study

Regular exercise could cut your risk of developing anxiety by up to 60 percent, according to the findings in a recent study.

According to an article in the Daily Mail, Swedish researchers compared people who engaged in long-distance cross-country skiing as a form of exercise with non-skiing members of the general population. 

The authors found the activity cut the risk of developing anxiety disorders by around 60 percent overall in men and women.

While the study specifically looked at skiing, any forms of exercise are likely to slash anxiety – but the experts don’t know exactly how. 

Anxiety disorders – which typically develop early in a person’s life – are estimated to affect approximately 10 per cent of the world’s population. They’re also twice as common in women compared to men. 


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