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7 Exercises You Can Do to Improve Your Mood

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Happy Wednesday!

I think it is safe to say that most of us have heard that working out makes you happier. Exercise releases dopamine which is essential for feeling happy.

Getting outside, taking a walk, and just being active are great ways to put you in a happier mood and release that dopamine. However, the best way to increase that dopamine output is to add more cardio and exercises to your routine.

Today, I wanted to share some common and simple exercises you can do improve your mood. If you are feeling sad, depressed and/or just “blue”, make yourself get up and do a round of these. It may take you about 30 minutes to complete, but I promise you (in most cases) it will make you feel better!!

Keep in mind, there are so many different cardio/workout options out there. If these aren’t for you, look into other forms that will better fit you and your lifestyle.

Burpees:


3 sets of 10

Jumping Jacks:


50-100 Jumping Jacks

Plank Saw:


3 sets of 25

Tricep Dip


3 sets of 12-15

Push-up


3 sets of 12-15

Plyometric Lunges


3 sets of 30 (total)

Glute Kickbacks


3 sets of 12-15 each leg

Bonus:

Here is a series of yoga poses that will help you stretch and boost your mood. I would suggest holding these poses for at least 15 seconds.

Chair Pose

Half Forward Bend (Lacy decided to join me…lol)

Standing Forward Bend

Downward Facing Dog

Low Plank Pose

Upward Facing Dog

High Lunge Pose

Low Lunge Pose

Do you have any workouts or activities you do to better your mood? Share them with me in the comments!
“Live your life on PURPOSE!”

 

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