If you made a resolution to start the year off with more activity, you’ve got a side benefit that’s going to help you out. Exercise can help you relax. This post on an alternative health blog had a couple of bullet points that talked about how exercise affects mood. The lesson: get up off that couch and out of that computer chair and MOVE!
# Exercise helps the body produce more endorphins which are also known as the happy hormone. Exercise boosts the brain’s feel good transmitters, and can be brought about by a lovely long walk, a jog or even an energetic game of some sort.
# Exercise is rather like meditation in motion, which can help you forget the day’s irritations and stressors as you concentrate more on the movements of your body. You are likely to be more optimistic, and have more energy as a result on this, even being able to maintain a calm clarity in your dealings.