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C’mon, Get Happy:

Fitness Makes You Feel Good

Being fit and being happy have a lot in common.

Or maybe it’s better to say they have a lot to do with each other.

We know that exercise improves our mood, fights depression, and gives us purpose – along with, you know, making our bodies move, feel and look better.

But fitness and happiness share another trait: We all have to take action to get them and keep them. And we’ve found a novel way to keep this top of mind. Exercise ranks in the Top 10 activities necessary for happiness, at any age, according to the book “10 Keys to Happier Living” by Vanessa King, a UK expert on positive psychology available on ActionForHappiness.org.

Here’s a handy way to remember the 10, GREAT DREAM:

  1. Giving
  2. Relating
  3. Exercising
  4. Awareness
  5. Trying Out
  • Direction
  • Resilience
  • Emotions
  • Acceptance
  • Meaning

Reams of research back it up: Exercise is a key to maintaining a high quality of life. Particularly after 50, it’s essential to keep us independent, healthy, happy and out of the doldrums that can overtake so many people later in life.

In addition to important research, we also like the simple, direct approach of people like Sue, who told us at age 68: “Exercise makes me feel good. It puts me with positive people. I do it because it’s fun.”

So, like The Partridge Family told us on TV so many years ago, “Come on, get happy!”

Need some help on getting started? We can do that for you.

Make an appointment to do a FitCoach with us to see if we are a good fit for you and what you would like to accomplish. We can introduce you to our health and fitness system that can start you off as a first timer or a seasoned gym goer, or anywhere in between. At Global Fitness & Racquet Centre we have all ages. From the youngsters doing Tennis programs to adults who are 90 and still going strong. And every age in between. We’re here to help you get started from wherever that is.

Gordon Palmer, Certified Personal Trainer and Functional Aging Specialist

Global Fitness & Racquet Centre, Kelowna BC Canada.

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