This Infographic Explores the Link Between Exercise and Happiness

By: Alyson Wyers - Aug 28, 2015
References: janesbestfitness & designtaxi
People have been talking about the link between exercise and happiness for years, but this infographic finally lists some of the many ways this actually happens. Created by the site Jane's Best Fitness, the chart '16 Ways Exercise Makes You a Happier Person' will appeal to both fitness enthusiasts as well as people who might be interested in establishing a more active lifestyle.

When it comes to exercise and happiness, much has to do with the brain. Physical activity releases increased dopamine. It has also been shown to slow down cognitive decline, be more productive, boost creativity and memory as well as your brain power in general. Other benefits include more energy, self-confidence and sleep with reduced stress, anxiety and depression.