The journal 'Frontiers in Psychiatry' published a study which indicated that the people who leads a more physically active lifestyle, has approximately 60 per cent lower risk of developing any anxiety disorders for more than a period up to 21 years.
Martine Svensson from the Lund University in Sweden said, "This association between a physically active lifestyle and a lower risk of anxiety was seen in both men and women".
The anxiety disorders generally develops early in the early stages of a person's life. They affects around 10 per cent of the world's population. It is been found to be twice as common in women compared to men.
The data was collected after studying around 400,000 people in one of the largest ever population-wide epidemiology studies across both sexes.
The researchers found a major difference in exercise performance level and the risk of developing anxiety between male and female.