It is a coincidence that my post today was to be about the beneficial effects of exercise on us. When I checked the November daily word prompts for today, the “Fresh air no despair “ was fitting in perfectly.
Stepping outside into the fresh air, you instinctively take a deep breath. Just to take in all that wonderful fresh air. Going for a run or jog in the fresh air has an uplifting effect on us. Exercising and doing workouts releases a brain hormone, called endorphins.
What are Endorphins? These are chemicals released in brain when we exercise for a certain amount of time at a certain intensity.
Also known as feel good hormones, endorphins are great mood elevators. After about twenty minutes of exercise of moderate intensity, our brain starts to release endorphins. This is the cause of a euphoric feeling or the runner high.
These chemicals are produced in our brains to relieve stress and pain. The euphoric and analgesic effect are the main reason why people become addicted to exercise, running or jogging. These chemicals also have a sedative effect and that’s why a good run ,walk or workout gives us a good night sleep.
Endorphins not only have a relaxing effect on our bodies but also trigger a positive and uplifting mental outlook. It chases away the anxiety, despair and depression.
Psychologist and psychiatrist also recommend physical activity for a certain time every day to keep depression and anxiety at a minimum.
So let’s put on our running/ walking shoes and go out to enjoy the fresh air that is going to blow away the cob webs from our minds , chase away the blues and energize our body and brain. It will also stimulate our thinking and bring fresh ideas about writing!
So, Endorphins, anyone?
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