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How To Be Happier

It only sounds like an overpromise: These are 5 easy ways to feel more joy.

If exercise, an appetite for foods that nourish, and a commitment to wellbeing are all proven ways to boost your mood, it only makes sense that the healthiest among us are, too, the happiest.

But a cheery disposition isn’t just a happy consequence of being health-conscious—the opposite is true, too: “Happier people are healthier,” says Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at UC Riverside who researches joy. They have stronger immune systems; they bounce back from illness faster; they suffer from colds less frequently.

The best news: Even if you prioritize movement over mood, there are small ways to infuse happiness into a high-performance life. Here are five of them.