Fit for happiness

It’s good for your mind as well as your body


When we feel low in mood it’s very easy to use our down-time to do nothing. Sometimes we comfort-eat to pass the time and usually that only makes us feel worse. We all know that exercise is good for us physically but that may not be a big enough incentive. It’s much more motivating to find out that 20-30 minutes exercise 3-4 times a week can make us feel happier. When we exercise, natural chemicals are released in the brain that calm us and raise spirits. These include

  • endorphins – often described as the body’s natural anti-depressant
  • serotonin which lifts mood
  • dopamine which make us feel less stressed and sleep better.


Read more : Hacking Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins & Oxytocin – Seratonin Endorphins & Exercise

Building up to a moderate regular exercise routine might make all the difference. Exercise doesn’t necessarily mean joining a gym, it could be walking, swimming, yoga, Pilates – choose what’s possible for you. Plan in some regular times for exercise and ring-fence them on your calendar.

You, just better.

At Re…root, our purpose is simple. We want to match you with the right therapist so you can feel better and live better. We want you to know you’re not alone with your difficulties and you can do something to help yourself. You can feel happier, calmer and more in control of your life. You can make big changes with the right help – and we can provide it.

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