A positive link has been found between exercise and creativity by researchers in Austria.
The study shows physically active participants were more inventive than those with a more sedentary lifestyle – but they were not always more happy.
The results suggest that movement, rather than happiness, is the catalyst for being more creative.
A US study found that exercise reduces the number of days per month a person experiences poor mental health by more than 43%.
If jogging, cycling or brisk walks are an essential part of your daily routine, you may be better able to think outside the box than your couch-loving friends or neighbours.
The link between physical exercise and improved health – in both body and mind – is long-established, but an active lifestyle also makes you more creative, scientists have found.
Researchers at Austria’s University of Graz analyzed the impact of regular exercise on the human imagination and found