ARTICLE: Get Up and Move. It May Make You Happier.


1 Clean, pick load
Every 1 min for 15 mins.

Athletes who have an established 1RM should start at 75%. Athletes who do not have an established 1RM should begin with a load which allows crisp, snappy reps with no chance of missing, and plenty of room to add load. Add load after no fewer than two, no more than four good lifts.


5 rounds for time of:
7 Muscle Ups
21 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls, 95/65 lbs

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Tyler E. Parten, 24, of Arkansas, died Sept. 10, 2009, in Konar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Parten is survived by his mother, Lona; and brother, Daniel.

15 min CAP
Competition: Jumping Ring Muscle-Ups or 7 Strict Pull-Ups + 7 Strict Ring Dips 95/65#
Performance: Banded (7 Strict Pull-Ups + 7 Strict Ring Dips) 65-75#/45-55#
Fitness 7 Ring Rows + 7 Push-Ups 45/35#


When people get up and move, even a little, they tend to be happier than when they are still, according to an interesting new study that used cellphone data to track activities and moods. In general, the researchers found, people who move are more content than people who sit.

There already is considerable evidence that physical activity is linked to psychological health. Epidemiological studies have found, for example, that people who exercise or otherwise are active typically are less prone to depression and anxiety than sedentary people.

But many of these studies focused only on negative moods. They often also relied on people recalling how they had felt and how much they had moved or sat in the previous week or month, with little objective data to support these recollections.

For the new study, which was published this month in PLoS One, researchers at the University of Cambridge in England decided to try a different approach. They would look, they decided, at correlations between movement and happiness, that most positive of emotions. In addition, they would look at what people reported about their activity and compare it with objective measures of movement.

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