Sunday, March 25, 2012

Exercise makes us Happy

You just had a good workout and now you feel pumped and ready for anything. You now have the energy to make things happen. That workout that you just had, changed your whole mood. Here's how.

The biochemicals that are responsible for you being happy, after a workout, are called serotonin. Serotonin are little neurotransmitters that send signals all over the body that boosts our overall mood.

If you feel depressed, give yourself a thirty minute workout and see how your mood elevates.

If you feel exhausted or drained, instead of laying down to go to sleep, work out first. If it is in the daytime, your body most likely needs a serotonin lift rather than to lay down. Fatigue doesn't always stem from lack of rest, it can also come from lack of movement.

High serotonin levels assist in making us feel happy, enlightened, and delighted. Low serotonin levels can cause us to feel irritable, cranky, and fatigued. If you notice that you feel sluggish or grumpy, start working out. Try some light stretching, yoga, or whatever you enjoy.

Remember to watch what you eat. Bad food choices can effect the serotonin levels as well. Stay away from high sugar foods like sodas, candy bars, and doughnuts. They will take you on a quick high and just as quickly, take you on a downward spiral. Try fresh fruits and veggies.

This is one of many reasons to exercise besides losing weight. Ultimately, exercising will contribute to weight loss, however let 's not make it our only reason. We are in control of our mood, our bodies, our lives. Stay informed and make better decisions about your lifestyle choices.

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  1. Sometimes stretching really helps you feel better. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It's sooo difficult to eat healthy especially since I have a sweet tooth :(