Exercise & a Positive Mood Go Hand in Hand
There is another strategy for reducing stress and improving mood that not only seems to make people happier, but also yields positive long-term effects more conducive to long-term happiness: exercise. When we walk, run, bike or engage in some other form of physical exercise, we generally seem to feel happier and less anxious. . . . In addition to increased energy, physically active people may feel a sense of accomplishment in meeting personal fitness goals.