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Staying active in mid Wales can depend on mental wellbeing



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The researchers investigated mental wellbeing through three dimensions: emotional, psychological and social well-being.

Staying physically active in mid Wales relies heavily on your overall satisfaction with mental life or wellbeing a decade earlier, not just your physical health, suggesting new research.

Men and women with high mental well-being at the age of 42 were more physically active at the age of 50 compared to those who had lower scores in mental well-being at the age of 42, the study published in the magazine said t Applied Research in Quality Life.

The researchers investigated mental wellbeing through three dimensions: emotional, psychological and social well-being.

Emotional wellbeing shows overall satisfaction with life and a tendency to have positive feelings. Psychological well-being refers to experiences of personal growth and the purpose of life. Social well-being is about the relationship with other people and the community.

The researchers found that leisure time physical activity did not anticipate later mental wellbeing or subjective health, but mental well-being predicted physical activity.

Mental wellbeing seems to be an important resource for maintaining an active physical lifestyle in mid Wales, says Tiia Kekalainen from Jyvaskyla University, Finland.

For the study, researchers collected data from over 300 people aged 42 and 50 through questionnaires and interviews.

Walking was linked to emotional well-being, exploring nature to social welfare training and endurance health subjective training, says the study.

"Although an exercise did not predict later mental or subjective mental health in this study, exercise is important for current mental health and health," Kekalainen said.

Indo-Asian News Service

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