This study conducted by Vasilios Kosteas – an economics professor at Cleveland State University – showed that people who exercise regularly earn more about 9% more than those who do not. This should not be confused with “pretty” or “ugly” people or “thin” or “fat” people. Exercise helps focus the mind and promotes brain activity … creates endorphins and is good for people physically and emotionally. So – in this study – you can have a person who is overweight who regularly works out that would be part of the 9%.
Forbes writes HERE:
The study, published in the June issue of the Journal of Labor Research, shows that employees who exercise regularly earn approximately 9 percent more than those who do not.
The study uses a statistical technique known as “propensity score matching.” Each subject was scored as to whether they fit a general profile of someone who exercises, based on factors such as age, education, and participation in high school sports. By comparing subjects with similar scores – only some of whom exercise – Dr. Kosteas was able to conclude that thereis a connection between exercise habits and higher earnings. He also notes that further follow-up research is needed to explore this issue with greater certainty.
The link to the study is HERE but you have to pay to view it.
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