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The study, published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, found that runners had the highest self-reported satisfaction with running, and were the most satisfied with their athletic ability.
The researchers looked at data from the Australian National Running Survey (ANRS), which was conducted in 2013.
More than 1,000 participants took part in the survey, and the researchers were able to link those who completed the survey to their running statistics, as well as a number of measures of health and fitness.
One of the most important findings from the ANRS study was that runners who were in better shape had a higher rate of self-rated happiness and enjoyment of their running.
“We found that those who reported feeling very satisfied were also those who rated themselves as having a greater self-confidence, and those who had a greater sense of their abilities,” said study lead researcher and researcher from the School of Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Dr Mark Brown.
“It may be that those running in good shape are also more confident in themselves, so it may be easier for them to get the confidence boost that they want from running.”
Another interesting finding from the study was the link between physical fitness and self-perceived health and wellbeing.
The study found that there was a link between fitness and health, but not for those who said they were very satisfied with running.
Instead, those who felt very satisfied had a lower rate of overall health and a higher incidence of chronic illnesses and injuries.
“The higher you are in fitness, the lower your chance of developing cardiovascular disease,” Dr Brown said.
“People who were very fit also tended to have a lower incidence of depression, and it’s possible that these factors are related to the higher self-esteem that runners report.”
The study also found that the higher you were in physical fitness, and your confidence level, the less likely you were to feel lonely.
“That may mean that when you’re out running you feel more like you’re in a group, and more like a part of a community,” Dr Daniella said.
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