Did you waste your whole weekend watching the NBA Playoffs and the Kentucky Derby?  Give yourself a pat on the back for taking such good care of yourself.

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)

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