Exercise May Make You Smarter

Although this was originally published a while back, there are some valuable concepts here on the benefits of exercise on the brain and mood. It fits with items I have posted on the subject.


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(The Old) Holistic Health & Living

By Emily Taggart

Studies have documented the positive effect exercise can have on your mood. As a researcher in San Francisco has stated, exercise releases important chemicals in your brain that regulate how we feel. Getting out and taking a walk or going for a jog stimulates the production of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, substances that make us feel more at ease and happy. And a happy brain is a more well-functioning brain.

One study in 2001 tested the theory that exercise improves mood and fights depression. In this study, 80 volunteers were recruited to get an hour a day of exercise. Of this group, 65 percent of them had signs of depression before the study began. After 10 months of exercise, these subjects felt less tense, angry, and unhappy. They even felt better than another group of subjects who took antidepressants during the study period. And another…

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