Celebrate International Day of Happiness by Moving Your Body

International Day of Happiness

No need to be a triathlete or CrossFit devotee, science says moving your body in any way, might make you happier.

The study’s title, which is motivating all on its own, Happier People Live More Active Lives, examined the relationship between physical activity (measured broadly) and happiness.

One of its first revelations; those who are more physically active are happier—might not be jaw-dropping. But what is notable? The activity doesn’t have to be structured, high-intensity exercise to incite the jubilant delight we know as happiness.

Interestingly, the research proposes that not just exercise, but also non-exercise physical activity is linked to happiness. We take this to mean that doing yard work on a sunny day, washing your car, or simply walking around the block could infuse your day with joy.

So, the next time you need to smile, move your body in a way that feels good for you!

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