Now, you might be laughing at the notion you can walk your way to happiness — but check this out.
In a study done by researchers at Penn State, they found that physical activity increased positive emotions. Mainly, excitement and enthusiasm.
Researcher Amanda Hynes reports:
“People who were more physically active overall had higher pleasant-activated feelings than people who were less physically active, and on days when people were more physically active than was typical for them, they reported higher levels of pleasant-activated feelings.”
And it doesn’t end there…
Another study published by the American Psychosomatic Society uncovered something even more powerful.
It demonstrated how walking or jogging helped improve patient recovery from clinical depression. Yes, clinical depression.
And it didn’t take much.
Half an hour of brisk walking three times per week is all they needed to see dramatic improvements. Which means you could likely see an improvement doing the same.
Easy enough, right?
Here’s your challenge:
Take three, brisk 30-minute walks each week for the next two weeks.
I’m not saying this will be a “cure-all” — but if you actually commit to the process, I have a feeling you’ll notice a lot more pep in your step by the end of it.
Plus, come on, walking. It’s not like it’s going to hurt you.
Now put on your boots and get steppin’.
It doesn’t get much easier than that.
And when you’re ready 👇👇