If you want to be truly happy (not just say you want, or wish, to be happy) you must grab your ability to choose and run with it. I mean that metaphorically, of course, but I also mean it literally.
If you spend too much time sitting at a desk, then sitting in front of the TV at night, and aren’t exercising, you’ve chosen not to be happy.
No, not consciously, but not exercising is a choice.
That’s how important getting up and moving is to your overall sense of happiness. Movement changes your chemistry. And your chemistry is the key to how you feel.
Taking a walk alone is good for your mental health. You already know that.
And if you have someone you care about, whether it’s your lover or a friend, exercising together, especially if you are out in nature, will strengthen your bond.
Another benefit to getting outdoors is sunshine. Yep, sunshine will help you feel happier. Vitamin D is one of the reasons. You’ll also be improving your immune system.
Do I need to say more? Probably, but instead, here’s an article, titled Increase Your Activity; Increase Your Happiness, that will shed light on how important choosing to get up and go can be for your overall well-being.
The quality of your life is directed by your choices.