Here’s a list of things you can do to improve your mood and rewire your brain:

Look at nature

Studies show having a view of even one tree improves your health. Imagine the benefits of getting out in the middle of a beautiful place.

Exercise

The benefits are well-known and documented. Celebrated psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen recommends walking like you’re in a hurry and running four times for one minute each time.

Spend time with your pet

Again, the studies are countless that show spending time with your pet has many health and mental benefits. The explosive expansion of service and companion dogs in hospitals is quick evidence. It must work or hospitals would never allow it.

Combine Them

So today I went for a walk/run with Nessie in Renaissance Park, a dog friendly park on the North shore of the Tennessee River at Chattanooga.

Rather than take medicine or go to therapy, I used my feet to force my brain to change. Rather than my brain running my body, I moved my body in such a way that my brain had to get healthier and happier. It had no choice.

And it was fun!

Here’s a short video:

Here’s a random list of ┬ábenefits:

  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Relieve stress and burn off excess adrenaline
  • Increase blood flow to your brain
  • Increase the size of your brain
  • Improve the blood chemistry of your brain
  • Lose weight
  • Increase strength
  • Look better
  • Feel better
  • Improve your sex life
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Lower your glucose levels and fight diabetes
  • Fight Alzheimer’s disease
  • Make more money
  • Lessen your chance of a heart attack
  • Improve your outlook on life
  • Improve your spiritual life
  • Grow the self-discipline part of your brain

Need more? Nessie was a much better behaved puppy . . . Stay Nessie, Stay!!!

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