EXERCISE FOR HAPPINESS! Beyond having a swimsuit-ready, developing grapefruit-sized muscles, or even having happy heart, being physically active improves your psychological health. Regular exercise improves your mood and makes you less likely to get depressed. It can also help you handle stressful situations calmly.
Whether or not you are feeling blue, exercise can lift your mood and help you feel positive, even in times of adversity. Exercise alleviates depression by providing a natural antidepressant, things in perspective. Aerobic exercise forces oxygenated blood to the brain as well as to other parts of the body. (more…)