How important is football? It can boost our mood for days

How important is football? It can boost our mood for days

How important is football? It can boost our mood for days

A new study by Ohio State University found that fans experience a boost in self-esteem after watching their team win. More specifically, college football fans enjoyed improved self-esteem following a team victory for at least two full days afterwards. But, what about fans on the losing side? Luckily, fans of a losing team don’t necessarily experience a drop in their self-esteem, but their moods are often dampened.

Another crucial finding from the study was that both winning and losing fans alike benefit from watching games in a group setting, surrounded by friends. Being around other people softens the blow of a tough loss, but also boosts happiness and self-esteem in the event of an epic victory. “Just feeling connected to others while watching the game helped sustain self-esteem,” says the study co-author. “You want to be in this with other people. Winning or losing, it is better to be a fan with your friends.”

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