A golfer getting ready to putt

You’ve probably read studies about exercise producing endorphins and making people happier—runner’s high, anyone?

But there are studies that show even non-rigorous exercise, like golf, can help your mental state.

An Australian study by Kristiann Heesch, which was covered by Scientific American, found that women battling depression who averaged two and a half hours of ‘moderate exercise’ (including golf) were less affected by their depression than they were when the study began three years prior.