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Mental Health during COVID-19 & how Rocky Mountain Family Practice is here to help

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Simple Secrets to Being Happier in Life

Life is an experience that should be enjoyed at all times. But due to the pressures of work or when real-world problems set in, we tend to forget this. However, there are simple ways to improve our mood and make us happier people.

Many experts say exercise is not only good for our body but it also works wonders for our mind, particularly in the center of our brain that is associated with happiness. Have you ever wondered how physical activity could improve your mood?

One of the simple ways to boost your mood is to take a stroll and spend time with nature. According to a recent study conducted by researchers from the UK, people are considerably happier when they are in natural environments. For people in urban areas, taking a stroll in the park can produce this wonderful result. Feeling stressed out? Make plans to go outdoors with family or friends over the weekend. Spending time with nature can improve your well-being.

Want to shed excess pounds while feeling good about yourself at the same time? Go for a run. Research shows exercise can increase the brain’s production of feel-good, happy hormones called endorphins.

Meditation is also known to lower stress levels. Yoga and meditation exercises that focus on proper breathing are also associated with lowering the likelihood of depression as well as improving sleep and emotional well-being.

And don’t forget to get enough sleep each night. It can lower stress levels while improving mood.




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