Can Exercise Make You Happy? Or Does Happiness Help You Exercise?

In the time you spend reading this article, you could instead take a walk and just maybe be happier.

Is the road to happiness paved with… pavement? A little walking certainly seems to help. But a good mood to start with doesn’t hurt. Photo by Robert Roy Britt

Prop 1: Exercise Fuels Happiness

In this writer’s experience, few things bring more joy than a strenuous hike. Photo by Robert Roy Britt

Prop 2: Happiness Fuels Exercise

And: Exercise Battles Depression

Even More Convincing…

And Then There’s This and This and This …

What About You?

Independent health and science journalist, former editor-in-chief of LiveScience, writing about how we age and how to optimize your mind and body through time.

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