Summertime is a great time to be more active, but if you live in the south like me, it can be all too tempting to retreat to air-conditioning and inactivity. Please don't!
One of the books that I've been reading this summer is called The Upward Spiral by neuroscientist Alex Korb. Although the book is often rather technical, it is a fascinating explanation of how our brains are wired, and how we can stimulate various neural circuits to improve our happiness. One of Dr. Korb's first recommendations for creating "an upward spiral" is exercise.