Study: Active People Are 50% Less Likely to Develop Anxiety Than Their Peers

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By Tanner Garrity According to an intrepid study published by Swedish researchers in Frontiers in Psychiatry, dedication to physical activity can drastically decrease your risk of developing clinical anxiety as you age. Scientists at Lund University assessed the long-term mental health of 200,000 different Swedes, focusing specifically on those who’d raced Vasaloppet, an iconic, 56-mile cross country skiing event that attracts thousands of competitors each year. It just turned 100, by the way. Because Vasaloppet is a grueling race that necessitates consistent training, its participants are a c…

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