Wellbeing Hack 12:

Take an exercise snack

  • Even short walks, of just a few minutes, improve how we feel and make us more creative. It’s not so much the physical activity but the change of state – from sitting still to walking – which is effective.


  • There are BDNF proteins in your brain. They’re like Formula One car mechanics, constantly working to keep your brain running at optimal performance.


  • You can boost your own levels of BDNF by using High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).


  • HIIT involves 4-6 short bursts of vigorous activity, followed by rest periods of around 4 minutes.


  • You also have an endocannabinoid system in your body which helps to reduce anxiety and deal with stress.


  •  You can boost your endocannabinoids by doing three minutes of isometric exercise, or 30 minutes of moderate exercise.