Daily Move: Go outside and Play

If you enjoy being outdoors, even simple activities such as gardening, throwing a ball around with your kids, or washing your car may do you some good. That’s because a healthy dose of sunlight has been shown to boost mood, likely due to the fact that sunshine stimulates our serotonin levels (drops in serotonin during the darker, colder months have been linked to seasonal affective disorder, or SAD).

“Just moving your body inside or out is exercise,” says Shoshana Bennett, PhD, a clinical psychologist . “Choose whatever works for you, depending on your functioning level, energy, and preferences.”

 

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression-pictures/great-exercises-to-fight-depression.aspx#/slide-7

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