The Happiness of a Hard Workout


This indoor bouldering workout left me feeling pretty (okay, very) sore and tired, but it was so fun while it lasted. A couple days later, I still feel psyched about it and am looking forward to the next one (tomorrow?).

One of the best ways to make sure you’ll stay active and fit is to find a type of exercise that you will personally commit to over the long term. This might mean trying something (or some things!) new, signing up for a class, finding an exercise buddy, or hiring a personal trainer.

If you can find a form of physical exertion that you actually enjoy, so much the better. You’ll come to look forward to it, as I do — or at the very least, you’ll look forward to how awesome you feel post-exercise, even if your workout leaves you worked and sore.

For more on this, check out Why endorphins (and exercise) make you happy.

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