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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Get into a better mood F-A-S-T!

If you are looking to get into a better mood fast, how about adding some exercise. According to a recent study from the University of Vermont, less than a half hour of moderate exercise can substantially improve your mood.

Tests subjects who particicated in the study "...showed significant positive effects on mood-regardless of age, gender, or fitness level-for up to 12 hours after only 20 minutes of moderate-intensity cycle exercise," says lead author Jeremy Sibold. Participants worked at 60% of aerobic max capacity, which is equivilant of light cycling or brisk walking.

So if you are looking for a way to burn some steam, try a little exercise to help boost your mood.

Source: parade magazine

2 comments:

Dimis said...

Very interesting article, regarding the negative or positive mood, I believe that we define it. As everyone every Monday morning, I'm less than keen to go to work. Once I'm up I motivate myself and while shaving I'm thinking that this will be a fantastic day, I'll catch up with colleagues, I will improve my work and I will come back home and go to the gym. Everything is in our head. :)

Coach Laura said...

I thought it was interesting as well. I too, believe that it is all in the mind.

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