Every little bit of movement can help reduce stress and promote happier feelings. In fact, you don’t need to run a marathon to get health benefits. Any movement like a brisk walk, sliding or doing jumping jacks will quickly provide some mood-boosting effects! Getting active reduces levels of the stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline, and increases endorphins and the feel-good chemicals, dopamine and serotonin. That’s why physical activity literally boosts your mood!
From Jan 16 – 31, 2023 download the ParticipACTION app and join the Move for your Mood challenge, when getting active not only makes you feel better, but it might just win you some prizes, too!