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Episode 93: The Science of Happiness: How to Create a More Purposeful and Meaningful Life Part 2

Episode 93: The Science of Happiness: How to Create a More Purposeful and Meaningful Life Part 2

Update: 2022-09-14
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In the 1970's the Dalai Lama said that we can physically change and rewire our brains by thought alone, and recent scientific research has proven this to be true. If you're looking for a mood boost, exercise may be just what you need.

"Extensive scientific research has proven what the Dalai Lama said in the we can physically change and rewire our brains by thought alone."

In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. The many health benefits of exercise, including reducing mortality and treating symptoms of major depression. 2. How exercise regulates our appetite hormones, increases our metabolic rate, and improves the quality and duration of our sleep. 3. The fact that physical exercise is a rarely prescribed treatment, despite its many benefits.

Resources:
Link to NIH Study

Chapter Summaries:
 In this episode, we focus on the second habit you can practice to increase your level of happiness. If you started to implement the first habit that we covered in part one, I'd love to hear your feedback.

A team member was going through a rough patch in her marriage. She wanted to start exercising, but she didn't know the benefits of exercise. She was surprised to know that Dawn exercises 2 hours every day. In part three, Dawn  shares another part of her morning routine.

A National Institute of Health study found that exercise is effective in reducing mortality and in treating symptoms of major depression. Exercise is underutilized by clinicians. Big Pharma doesn't write prescriptions for exercise because they don't make money from it.  Ageism is the worst excuse to not prescribe exercise.

A regular exercise practice will increase your level of happiness. You must make a commitment to make the time for it.  Here are the steps in using the strategy to increase your level of happiness 1) commit to an exercise routine 2) start small and increase it gradually. 3) Pick activities you enjoy 4) Consider any health challenges and pick your exercise accordingly. Are you motivated to create a daily exercise routine? How often? Let's us know!

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Episode 93: The Science of Happiness: How to Create a More Purposeful and Meaningful Life Part 2

Episode 93: The Science of Happiness: How to Create a More Purposeful and Meaningful Life Part 2

Dawn Fleming