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Active Hobbies for Physical and Emotional Health

Hobbies, past times, leisure activities…. all of these descriptors sound so passive and unimportant. These enjoyable activities are far more important to our wellness than we give them credit for, and sometimes make life feel worth living. Finding and creating joyful experiences for ourselves is crucial to a rich, full life. Active hobbies are good for our physical and mental health. 

Why Active Hobbies Are Healthy

Many of us spend countless hours sitting; the average American is far more sedentary than adults of past decades, and the health consequences are dire. Inactivity increases death rates by an alarming 71%. If we want to live longer and remain healthy, we need to get active. Choosing fun, active hobbies is a double-win for the mind and body.

Active hobbies boost levels of feel-good hormones such as endorphins and dopamine. Simply exposing yourself to sunlight boosts levels of serotonin and endorphins, according to a 2008 study

How active do hobbies need to be for Physical and Emotional Health?

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