Those who enjoy exercise don’t need complex research studies to tell them that they feel better after their exercise. A walk can do wonders to improve your mood. Many studies find that exercise is good to help lift people out of depression.
Now a study at the University of Georgia has added to the research base on exercise and mood. The study found that if you are dealing with a situation that is likely to stimulate you to be angry, then if you exercise BEFORE going into a situation then you are likely to be less angry IN the situation. Speculation is that this has to do with increasing the level of serotonin, a neurotransmitter.
So, BEFORE you enter into situations that you know are likely to make you tense – confrontations at work, home or school – it is a good idea to take a 30 minute walk.