“Of greater interest to the researchers, people using the app turned out to feel happier when they had been moving in the past quarter-hour than when they had been sitting or lying down, even though most of the time they were not engaged in rigorous activity.”
-Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times.
“Get up and Move. It may make you happier.”
At camp, we are active all day. In addition to playing a variety of sports and games throughout the summer, we remain active at camp by walking from activity to activity. A recently published study from researchers at the University of Cambridge found that moving in any way, not just intense physical activity or exercise, was consistently linked with feeling happy. Our campers are moving around all day, which is just one of the reasons why there are always so many smiling faces at North Star!