Exercising does not only improve your physical wellbeing but also improve your state of mind. Physical activities stimulate brain chemical that will leave you happier, more relax and less anxious. It will also boost your self-confidence and improve your self-esteem.
Here are 4 scientific reasons why exercise makes you happy
Exercise may boost the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that help regulates mood and some cognitive function. Exercise benefits the brains by increasing the level of serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine in which will help us feel mentally healthy.
Exercise can give you short term boost of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that blocks the pain and produce natural ‘High’. It helps us relieve stress, reduce pain and improve our sense of wellbeing.
Many types of exercise can lower inflammation, a potential cause of depression. A recent finding by researchers at University of California School of Medicine found out how one session exercise can reduce inflammatory and has positive implication for chronic diseases like arthritis and for more pervasive conditions like obesity.
Exercise can be a great antidote for stress, which researcher has linked to depression perhaps owing to the body’s inflammatory stress response. It also have a positive effect on your mood by reducing the tension, anger and anxiety that often go hand in hand with stress. It also improves the quality of your sleep.
So what are you waiting for? Start now by exercising and see the smile in your face and happiness and calmness in your mind.