Tuesday Tip: Take a StrollJuly 12, 2011 | Tuesday Tips | 0 comments
One thing you can do today to be happier.
My grandmother always told me that getting outside for a little walk could clear our heads and lift our spirits; now we have plenty of neuroscience to show that she was, of course, correct!
When we’ve been feeling angry or had a “fight or flight” response, physical activity can help us feel better by clearing the adrenaline out of our system. Like happiness researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky says: Exercise—even just a little walk around the block with the dog or the baby—may just be the best short-term happiness booster we know of.
© 2011 Christine Carter, Ph.D.