Exercise For Your Body and Mind
We all know that exercise is good for us physically, but it can also strengthen the mind and improve our mood.
Research has found that:
- Exercise can improve a person’s mood and mental performance.
- Active people are generally happier and are less prone to depression.
- Active seniors suffer less cognitive decline than sedentary ones.
- Aerobic exercise may make us sharper at any age.
- When sedentary people become active, they get better at switching from one task to another, and their memories improve.
- Besides improving circulation, exercise causes chemical changes within the brain, by boosting the activity of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin.
- Exercise triggers the release of endorphins – chemicals that blunt pain and foster relaxation.