If I were to tell you regular exercise, such as running, was to help you to lose weight, has been proven over and over again to not only improve but prevent health problems, you probably wouldn’t be too shocked right?! Now what if I were to tell you regular exercise has actually been shown to make one happier and smarter?! Got your attention now right?
I’m sure you’ve all heard of that famous ‘runner’s high’ which is due to the release of endorphins during a long run that leave you with a very positive feeling, which you can read more about in Exercising to Release Endorphins.
According to an article titled Exercise for Physical and Emotional Health, “exercise distracts your mind, and with the release of those endorphins, gets you away from negative thinking that feed anxiety and depression, as well as sour moods.” They also stated that you can get this ‘runner’s high’ feeling from any form of exercise as it is “simply a byproduct of exercise and increased blood flow.” [Read more…]