()With every pnstaking second that ticks by get that bit to the edge of r t. This could be it, this could be the week r bed wins that - three points.

of a sudden, the whistle s, and the is over. leap into the r celebrating the win like some feral , confused by those who don’t get this invested into 22 kicking a b ound a .
ing is special, t’s simply nothing quite like it. But , thanks to resech led by the University of Leeds, it gets even better.
    The recent study, due to be released , suggests ing r bed romp to victory has a imp on r , with spectators eperiencing physical es equivalent to going for a brisk 90-minute walk.
    Results also found that a win lifts a spectators mood for a whole hours after the has finished.
    “Ultimately supporting r at a gives a moderate cdiovascul out and depending on the result of the , a psychological boost or slump,” sd Dr. Andrea Utley, the who led the study in conjunction with Beictor.


    The eperiment monito 25 Leeds United fans, d between 20 and 62, throughout three key during the Championship last son.
    One was ed in a controlled while the two were ed live in the during the ’s playoff finals, with promotion to at stake.
    Resechers analyzed the pticipants’ het rates before the , at half and after the had finished — noticing that on aver het rates increased by 17 percent.
    “T is good and t is and t’s a level of ol which is uy good for and the level of ol that takes over the edge,” Utley t .
    “Although think ing takes over the edge, it doesn’t. We found it just kept at a good level of ol.”
    Het rates pticully peaked ound goal scoring opportunities, with rates increasing 27 percent after a Leeds United goal and 22 percent after an opposition goal.
    Ultimately, the more the matters, the bigger the reions e.

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    term benefits

    If this wasn’t good s enough, the resech also indicates that ing can have term benefits.
    Even though blood pressure increased during the , findings revealed that, as a whole, fans had a lower blood pressure after the had finished.
    “T is this that e in agony ing the ,” added Utley.
    “The reality is that it’s not uy true. I think we quite enjoy this, we enjoy being passionate.”
    , this was not the case after ing a loss, with blood pressure continuing to rise after the final whistle.

    ‘Severe slump’

    The study also noticed how ’s mood is ly affected by the outcome of the .
    Pticipants filled out a short mood survey before and after each which revealed just how hd a loss can hit supporters.
    When their wins, fans eperience “an absolute high” with the euphoria lasting a day. , when their loses, the slump can “uy be quite severe.”
    One of the pticipants sd losing a felt like a “low hum”.
    “That disointment of Friday meant that the thing I of when I woke up on Saturday morning was, ‘I don’t believe we lost that ,'” they sd in a focus group after the .
      “That sort of sets the mood for the rest of that morning until can pull rself out of it.”
      An pticipant sd the loss felt like “a friend has died.”

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