13. Exercise improves happiness
If you don’t exercise regularly, then start doing so as it has been proven that your happiness can be improved with just 25 minutes of regular exercise. Your mood is instantly improved with the release of the feel good hormones serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. You also become more resilient to stress when you exercise regularly. Stress has a huge impact on happiness.
Research has proven that exercise works for treating depression, as well as preventing it. One study has found that individuals who exercise are happier because they feel better about their bodies.
What to do: Start exercising immediately, even if it’s once a week to begin with, and slowly establish a daily routine, or even every second day.