A Gym Membership Tied To Higher Odds Of Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines, Research Suggests

 TIME (1/25, MacMillan) reports that according to the findings of a 405-participant study published in PLOS One, “a gym membership was related to 14 times higher odds of meeting weekly physical activity guidelines.” What’s more, “not only did gym members exercise more; they also had better cardiovascular measures and were less likely to be obese,” the study found.

When People Get Up And Move, They Tend To Be Happier, Research Indicates

 The New York Times (1/25, Reynolds, Subscription Publication) reports in “Well” that “when people get up and move, even a little, they tend to be happier than when they are still,” researchers found in a large study after using “cellphone data to track activities and moods.” Overall, investigators found that “people who move are more content than people who sit.” The Times also points out, “Epidemiological studies have found…that people who exercise or otherwise are active typically are less prone to depression and anxiety than sedentary people.” The findings were published online Jan. 4 in PLOS One.