Women's Health

Lace Up, Lighten Up

Not into meditation? No worries! Consider whipping out your sneaks instead. Running for just 15 minutes had a better effect on people’s mood, concentration, and found. Why the unexpected bonus? While those who meditated were indeed calmer afterward, they reported feeling groggy and tired. Runners, on the other hand, experienced a surge in energy, putting literal pep in their step. Next time you’re feeling frazzled, slip out of the office or house for a one- to two-mile jog (preferably outdoors)—you’ll come back all kinds of refreshed.

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