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Thursday
Sep032015

Happiness Series, Part 2: The Exercise-Happiness Connection

We’ve probably all been there at some point.

We’re crabby and tired. It’s been a less than stellar day. We’re tempted to skip the gym and stay home to nurse our inner grouch instead.

Still, in spite of our bad attitudes, we convince ourselves to go, and the resulting workout remakes our mood - and our evening.

Alternatively, we have to miss our workout one morning because of an early meeting or a sick child, and suddenly by noon we notice an unusual agitation getting the better of us.

It’s all part of the inherent and powerful connection between exercise and mood. 

 

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Tuesday
Apr072015

The Happiness and Health Connection: Part 1

Happiness is not something ready made.  It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama

Optimal health is something most of us strive for - whether we're trying to look the part or extend our lifespan.

We work out hard, try to eat right, get enough sleep and take enough steps each day - all in the name of health. 

But are you making happiness part of your health routine?

Growing research associates happiness with physical as well as psychological well-being, showing that people who are happy live longer, ward off more disease, and even battle a cold faster. 

 

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Wednesday
Mar202013

Happiness and Health Series, Part 3: Happiness How-Tos

If you’ve been following our happiness series, you’ve learned how being happy can actually improve our health.

We’ve reflected on what research says about the difference happiness and life satisfaction can make in our health, what studies say genuinely makes us measurably more satisfied (not always what we think!) as well as the positive impact exercise can have on our mood.

Today, we’ll wrap up our series with a host of nutrition, fitness and lifestyle how-to tips. Consider it a go-to guide for reaping happiness and boosting your health each day.

 

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