It's great to see the research base around physical activity and improved mental health continuing to grow.
Our Health for Life project at Countess of Chester Country Park produced similar findings with people reporting that spending time outdoors had a significant positive impact on how they were feeling.
Regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week can reduce poor mental health - but doing more than that is not always beneficial, a large US study suggests. A total of 1.2 million people reported their activity levels for a month and rated their mental wellbeing. People who exercised had 1.5 fewer "bad days" a month than non-exercisers, the study found. Team sports, cycling and aerobics had the greatest positive impact. All types of activity were found to improve mental health no matter people's age or gender, including doing the housework and looking after the children.