1. HAPPINESS That's right, you can turn your frown upside down just by getting in some regular exercise and movement. Research has shown that people who exercise are happier than those that don't AND one of the first prescriptions Doctor's are giving those that have depression and anxiety disorders is to get them to start exercising on a regular basis. 2. REDUCES YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE Did you know that exercise has the same effect on heart disease as taking medications?