EXERCISE HELPS IMPROVE THE MOOD OF SWEDISH WOMEN

SWEDISH WOMEN SHOW 11% ‘INCREASE’ THANKS TO POSITIVE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ASICS research shows that moving has improved the mood of the female population of Sweden by 11%, with residents in Ostersund and stockholm both experience the greatest improvement.

Participants who took part in Varruset (a series of races specifically for women) in 20 different cities across Sweden were encouraged to use ASICS’ Mind Uplifter tool. This measures a range of cognitive and emotional traits before and after exercise. Runners receive a score out of 100 and the Women’s State of Mind score in Sweden went from 59 before the race to 64 after.

Niklas HedbornHead of Marketing at ASICS Nordics, said: “ASICS research has shown that Sweden had one of the lowest mood scores, ranking 13th out of 16 countries with a score of 60/100. It was found that females had a lower spirit score than males, so we wanted to do something about that.

“Through our partnership with Varruset, we have been able to follow the mindset of its participants across the country. It has been interesting to see the cities that have seen the biggest uprising and we hope to raise awareness of the power of the movement to to lift the spirits, not just of an individual or a city but of an entire country.”

The regional results are as follows:

Town

State of mind

score before

exercise

State of mind

score after

exercise

% change

Gothenburg

62

67

9%

Malmo

58

62

9%

stockholm

56

66

21%

Umea

54

60

11%

Ostersund

59

71

21%

In addition to the overall mood improvement, participants through Sweden reported a 9% increase in feelings of positivity and a 13% increase in feelings of confidence. There was also a whopping 19% increase in people feeling calm after running.

This positive improvement is a welcome result and reflects ASICS’ overall Mindset Index, which has proven a direct positive link between exercise and mental health.

To further spread the movement’s positive impact on people’s mental and physical well-being, ASICS is donating to Generation Pep, a non-profit organization that works to spread knowledge and create engagement around the health of children and young people.

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