Dr. Brenna Murphy
A recent British study showed that you can change your mood by changing how you walk. Want to be depressed: roll your shoulders forward and still your arms. Want to be happy: swing your arms and stand up straight. The study showed that people who deliberately walked in a depressed manor were more likely to remember negative words from a list of negative and positive options. Change your posture and change your outlook.
1. Michalak, Katharina Rohde, Nikolaus F. Troje. How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 2015; 46: 121 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2014.09.004