Science Says Watching Sports Is Good for Your Mental Health

I watch a ton of Golf and Football. Jan, my co-host and traffic reporter can’t quite understand how I can watch a boring game of golf for 5-6 hours and that’s ok. The intricacies of the game fascinate me and I know what it takes to be a winner and believe me, I have a lot to learn.  What sports do you watch?

A new study in Japan found that watching sports boosts our mental health and generally makes us happier human beings.

Researchers scanned people’s brains while they watched various sports and found it activated the “reward circuits” in their brain, which are linked to feelings of pleasure and happiness.

They also found that people who regularly watch a lot of sports have more gray matter in those areas, which suggests it might even change your brain structure over time.

Quote, “For those seeking to enhance their overall well-being, regularly watching sports [can] serve as an effective remedy.”

(Waseda University / Good News Network)