Born to Run...Eat Plants and Visit Plants
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Right there is my secret to happiness. You're welcome. Well the first part for me is more like born to run-walk, Zumba and do other exercise, but you get the idea.
I am too lazy to cite studies, but research backs this up. Many years ago some studies found exercise as effective as antidepressants for mild (possibly even moderate?) depression. There's a whole lot of research suggesting the more plants you eat the better and there is research to suggest nature boosts mood. For the record, I am not vegan or even vegetarian, I just eat a lot of plants.
As I have mentioned, for my own emotional health I needed to increase my exercise. I have noticed a boost in energy. One sort of freaky side effect is my sleep. Probably due to stress I am not sleeping as long as I want and this was happening before the increase in exercise. Since boosting exercise, I find myself getting better quality sleep during the not- enough hours and waking up much earlier than I used, but feeling somewhat OK/ not exhausted.
Today, I did Zumba and walked and played outside with my family. I ate plants (and non- plants) and saw plants. I probably got about 2 hours of exercise spread out-some light-some more intense. It was a perfect Saturday.