We all know that physical exercise can have a positive effect on mood. A recent report from the Journal of Sports and Psychology confirms such. For this research, 190 university students kept daily journals with details about their daily activities including sleep, stress and more. At the end of the day, people that were more active had more pleasant- activated feelings than those not physically active. They also reported higher levels of positive feelings on days when they were even more physically active than typical.
My comment: There are so many reasons to exercise and exercise relating to a more positive mood is just one more. It’s not a cure for serious issues, but it can be very helpful. On those days when we really don’t feel like exercise, we may need it the most.