3 Simple Ways To Boost Your Mood At Home

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How are you feeling beautiful? Just checking in on you! As important as caring for your body is, we want to make sure you’re giving just as much love to your mental and emotional health. We know there’s a lot going on right now ~ we’re all experiencing different things and processing in our own ways. 

To support you, we want to share three super simple science-backed ways to boost your mood. These are all easy to do and accessible for everyone, so you can start implementing these tips in your life TODAY!

Remember we’re always here for you!

xxo,

K&K

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Move your body

Elle Woods put it best when she said, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy!”

Endorphins are neurochemicals that are released in our brain during exercise. They’ve been shown to increase feelings of happiness, reduce stress, and boost self-esteem. Think of ‘em as natural mood lifters! Research also shows that working out increases the production of serotonin, a feel-good neurotransmitter in our brains. Studies actually show that women who replaced just 15 minutes of sitting with 15 minutes of cardio like jogging saw a 26% decrease in the odds of becoming depressed. 

That’s why movement is so key, not just for your physical body but for your mental health too. Make sure you’re joining us in the Tone It Up app and on IG LIVE consistently for booty-kicking and FUN workouts!

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Take it outside

Whether it’s an hour-long walk or five minutes in your backyard, research shows that getting out in nature has so many amazing benefits for our physical and mental health. It lowers the stress hormone cortisol, can help ease depression, boosts energy & memory, & strengthens immunity. 

Now that it’s officially summer and the sun is shining, there are even more perks ☀️Vitamin D has been shown to boost mood and has been linked to lower levels of depression. 

We love going for a quick walk in the morning and taking work calls outside!

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Express gratitude

This one seems so simple, but it’s SO powerful! Research consistently shows that expressing gratitude makes us happier, helps us feel more present, and allows us to build stronger relationships. In one study, women who wrote about what they were grateful for every week felt more optimistic and centered. They also exercised more and needed fewer visits to the doctor. Amazing, right? 

Start out each day (first thing BEFORE you check your phone!) by writing down three things you’re grateful for. This can be anything from your healthy body, to your family, your supportive friends, your morning coffee, favorite smoothie, comfy sheets, puppy snuggles 🤗 The more specific you can be, the better. We also suggest writing three things you love about yourself ~ physically, mentally, and spiritually. 

Keep a journal and pen by your bed so you can do this as soon as you wake up. (I have a space for it in my daily planner and it’s part of my morning ritual.) 

When you start your morning this way, the positive energy carries throughout your whole day! 

We’re grateful for YOU 💖

Love HIIT, strength training, and yoga? Join us in the Tone It Up app for hundreds of fun and effective workouts you can do right at home!