5 Ways Diet and Exercise Link to Happiness


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It’s no secret that diet and exercise can affect your wellbeing. However, do you know how they contribute to happiness?

Here, you’ll discover 5 ways diet and exercise link to happiness. 

1. Releasing More Feel-Good Chemicals

It’s a well-known fact that exercise releases feel-good chemicals in the brain. That’s why, when you’ve had a good workout, you often feel much happier. However, did you know your diet can also help you to boost those feel-good chemicals?

Chocolate, specifically the dark variety, is known to release feel good chemicals within the brain. Just remember, you’ll want to opt for the purest dark chocolate you can find. You’ll also want to limit your consumption and ensure you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet.  

2. Increasing Your Energy Levels

When you eat well and exercise regularly, you’ll find you have lots of energy. This in turn really helps to keep you feeling happier.

Let’s face it, it’s hard to be happy when you’re constantly tired! So, by leading a healthier lifestyle you’ll automatically be a happier, more energetic person.

3. Eliminating Stress

When you exercise, it really helps to eliminate stress. Some people even use it as a stress-busting activity. You’re basically burning off all of the negative energy which is consuming you. This leaves you feeling calmer and more relaxed.

Stress literally kills happiness. So, if you’re struggling to manage your stress levels, force yourself to exercise. It doesn’t have to be anything too strenuous – just a simple walk can do wonders.

4. Increasing Your Confidence

When you eat right and exercise regularly, you’re going to feel a lot more confident. You already know that low self-esteem can drain your happiness. So, improving it via a healthy diet and exercise will leave you feeling happier and more confident.

5. Decreasing Mood Swings

If you eat a bad diet, you may notice you suffer with a lot of mood swings. It could be that your blood sugar levels are rising and falling dramatically, leading to feelings of irritability and sadness. So, switching to a healthier diet will help to reduce these mood swings, keeping your emotions consistent.

These are just 5 ways that diet and exercise link to happiness. Those who do lead a healthy lifestyle tend to be much happier than those who don’t. Remember, if you do need to make changes to your diet or exercise routine, it’s important to do it gradually. Making sudden drastic changes isn’t good for the body and it could prove difficult to keep up. Also, you should discuss changes to your diet or exercise regimen with your healthcare professional

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This article provides general information and discussion about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this article, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.

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  1. Monidipa Dutta

    Mood Swings is the most important thing of all. However I personally believe that this is a very important post for all.

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      Dominique

      Yes, it doesn’t make you feel more energetic! It seems like I forget that when I get lazy but when I start working out again, I remember how good I feel! Thanks for reading!

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  2. Rachel Laverni

    All good points here. I recall years ago my mother asked me why I worked out and ate in such a so healthy manner since that does not get anyone a man. I was so startled but told her that I did it for ME.

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  3. Angela Bethea

    As per Elle Woods in the movie Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy and happy people just don’t shoot their husbands!” Exercise is really important for our body.

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  4. Joanna

    I have noticed how much energy I used to have when I was following the OMAD diet, which encourages you to eat healthy. I have been wanting to go back on it for a while now as a lifestyle, and not just a timed thing.

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      Dominique

      I understand — I felt better when I ate a more vegetarian diet but life got in the way and that fell away. I am going to try to reincorporate that in our lives again.

      There is so much info out there about different ways to eat isn’t there? I actually want to do an informational series on different diets but there are so many! Thank you for reading!

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  5. CANDACE

    Okay, I’m not so sure about dieting. 🙁 lol It’s so hard!! I do get that is important to active the fitness goals and be healthy. In the other hand I really enjoy exercising. It helps me reduce stress.

    Xo
    Candace
    Htpp://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  6. mjmamaa

    i 100% agree with all of this! i was recently just telling a friend how i was getting in a slumpy mood and i think it was maybe because i missed out on the gym for a few weeks and now that ive gone back im feeling so much better.

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      Dominique

      I am glad you are feeling better — exercising brightens your mood, lets you sleep better, and a host of other things! I am noticing that as well. Thanks for reading!

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