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5 ways to tap into joy during exercise

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Think back to when you were a kid and movement was instinctive and filled with joy. For many adults, the connection between movement and joy has been lost. Movement may now feel like an obligation or a time-consuming task. However, studies have shown that movement and exercise not only benefit physical health but also have a significant impact on mental well-being. Exercise releases molecules that can have antidepressant effects and affect brain health. Embracing joyful movement can be done by taking workouts outdoors, listening to energizing music, being social during exercise, engaging in activities you enjoy, and adopting a mindset of gratitude for your body’s abilities.