Why exercise will make us happier part 2

Vanessa King, Positive psychologist at Action for Happiness shares her tips with Psychologies editor Suzy Greaves on why exercise is as good for the mind as it is for the body.

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Scientific research shows that exercise can help boost low self esteem, raise your mood, decrease anxiety and even depression.

Suzy Walker

Editor of Psychologies, Psychologies

I am proud to be editor of Psychologies, a magazine that champions, challenges and coaches us to think differently so we can solve our own problems and create a life that nourishes us. Author of Making The Big Leap and The Big Peace, Suzy believes that the secret to happiness is living life to the full right here, right now, committing to a few goals now and again and taking Oscar, the Psychologies dog for a walk round the field when it all gets a bit too much.


Go to the profile of Diane Priestley
over 6 years ago
Excellent interview. I agree the key is choosing physical activities that you actually enjoy, rather than seeing exercise as a chore. My husband and I love walking with our local Ramblers Group, chatting with people as we stroll in the beautiful countryside and taking our two dogs too, seeing them romp with pure joy!
And this weekend we are painting the back fence and starting our veggie and herb garden! "Body Magic"