Can exercises make you smile?

If you often find yourself in a bad mood that looms over your day, a simple sitting exercise break might just help you feel better. A negative mental state affects your performance at work, making it difficult for you to think clearly.

If this scenario describes a typical work day, then it’s time to engage in mood-improving exercise breaks that will make you smile.

Imagine being able to release back tension with a series of 1-minute exercises. That'd make you smile, right? Even better, imagine that pent-up energy being gone just by performing body movements made to make you smile. Interesting right? Smiling more can make you a happier person, and this could help to enhance your productivity in no little way.

Smiling more can make you a happier person

The catch is that, a simple smile, even if self-induced, makes you release serotonin-the happiness hormone. This hormone helps you to feel much better, satisfied, and revitalized to get more work done. With the feeling of happiness comes the gust of energy that makes you calm enough to take on any challenge you’re faced with.

Is smiling that important?

Umm, yeah! Aside from the wonderful benefits, it brings to your work and productivity, it also helps to improve your mental state. You’re likely to come up with more creative ideas when you smile more, and it even makes you more likable to people around you. So, what could possibly be your excuse not to let out that smile?

We get it, it could be a little weird to smile without any apparent reason. What might the birds peaking through the window think of you? Especially after you already added some dancing to your morning routine.

However, the following exercises are designed to spark a smile regardless of how your day is going.

At Wakeout, getting people to smile is our specialty. By doing the exercises below you’ll get a much-needed jolt of joy in less than a minute. It’s our Wakeout guarantee.

You’ve got nothing to lose, keep reading to see our list of 5 sitting exercise breaks that will make you smile.

5 Desk exercises that will make you smile

Chicken dancing

Flap you wings like if you're laying golden eggs!


Smash your face with a cushion

There's just nothing like a good smack to the face


The roller coaster



Pretend bartender

Mix yourself a pretend martini, very shaken!


Elbow drums

You'll feel just the way you look


For more exercise breaks, go to our Exercise Breaks corner:

Fun Physical Activity Breaks for a Healthier Workday
Movement breaks you can do at your desk, at work or in your home office. Frequent active breaks are a proven way to reduce neck and back pain, as well as help you feel energized through the day.
5 lower back stretches to do on your chair
If you’re harboring a little resentment on your lower back, I recommend you add this as part of your daily bodily care.
6 desk yoga movements to release work tension
Desk yoga is a powerful antidote to work-related stress and tension. It can help ease shoulder and neck pain, so you can get back to being amazing at the day’s labor.
wakeout app


Improve your sedentary habits in 7 days.

Download on

the App Store


Share this post