How to Have Your Happiest Workout Ever

by Happify
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How to Have Your Happiest Workout Ever

You’ve likely read about the physiological benefits of exercise, but what about the psychological effects of working out? For example, did you know that just 20 minutes of movement can boost your mood for up to 12 hours after the effort? Our friends at Happify created the infographic below that’s filled with fun facts about the link between exercise and happiness, plus advice for how to optimize your workouts to get that endorphin rush.

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This infographic originally appeared on Happify.

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Happify’s science-based activities and games are designed to help you build skills for a happier, more fulfilling life. From coping better with stress to conquering negative thoughts, Happify offers a daily, simple and accessible way to boost emotional fitness. Visit or download the iPhone app.


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