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  • Writer's pictureTracey Sinibaldi

How Moving Improves Your Mood

Ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed and think you’re bound to have a bad day no matter what you do? On those types of days, the best way to feel better might just be to get moving. Exercise is a great outlet for stress, anxiety, and depression.

The Science Behind Movement

Several studies have shown exercise dramatically increases your mood because of the chemicals released in your brain when working out. When you exercise your body releases endorphins and endorphins that trigger a positive sensation. The surge of these chemicals into your brain instantly increases your overall sense of happiness and joy.

How to Make it Count?

Studies have shown that people who worked out for as little as ten minutes a day and only once a week were generally happier. Additionally, there is no one exercise that enhances your mood. Simply getting your body moving and your heart rate pumping a little will prompt the release of those radiant chemicals to make you feel joyous. So, it doesn’t matter whether you want to go for a quick run, walk, bike ride, etc. because any workout will positively affect your mind space.

Lasting Effects

The best part of this is that you are going to feel the effects throughout your entire day. The benefits of your workout will pay off for up to twelve hours.

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