When asked, “What do you want from regular exercise?” people generally answer, “I want to have more energy & to be happy.” Granted, they do talk about slimming down & getting stronger, too, but it doesn’t take much digging to uncover their true desire to “have more energy & be happy”.
Any exercise every day will give you energy & make you feel happy. The amount or intensity are not nearly as important as the consistency. Consistency is the key. Move a little bit every day. Even taking a walk around the block or marching in place for 2 to 3 minutes every day can energize you & give you a sense of well-being.
According to Feeling Fit, a 2005 study by the American Journal of Medicine stated that subjects who maintained moderate exercise for just 4 months got relief from depression—for months & months! Daily exercise at even 60% of your maximum heart rate can lift your mood, boost your energy, & reduce anxiety.
So, get moving to get energized & get happy!