This health and happiness infographic shows how the two are correlated. From Runtastic, the chart 'Health and Happiness Go Hand in Hand: Facts and Figures on Active Lifestyle Benefits' explains how physical fitness affects your mental health.
Exercise can decrease depression by 30%. When you get at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) a week, you will also sleep better and even live longer. Being active also affects your physical health and decreases your chances of getting sick. For example, it cuts the chances you'll get a cold by up to 50% and you also have 45% less of a risk of getting heart disease.
Runtastic's health and happiness infographic also promotes some of their services and offerings.
Runtastic's Health and Happiness Infographic is Full of Facts and Figures
1. Active Lifestyle Benefits - Increasing evidence of the health and wellness benefits of physical activity presents disruptive innovation opportunities for the fitness, wearables, and health industries to create new products and services that further promote an active lifestyle.
2. Exercise and Mental Health - The correlation between exercise and decreased depression offers opportunities for the mental health industry to explore integration of physical activity as a complementary treatment for depression and other mental disorders.
3. Preventive Healthcare - The link between physical activity and decreased risk of heart disease and illness presents opportunities for the healthcare industry to promote preventive care through an active lifestyle, potentially reducing healthcare costs in the long run.
1. Fitness - The growing awareness of active lifestyle benefits presents opportunities for the fitness industry to develop new programs and technologies that facilitate physical activity and enhance user experience.
2. Wearables - The increasing importance of quantifying physical activity and its benefits offers opportunities for the wearables industry to develop new devices and technologies that track and analyze active lifestyle data.
3. Health - The connection between physical activity and preventive healthcare presents opportunities for the health industry to promote an active lifestyle as a means of preventing disease and reducing healthcare costs in the long run.