Resiliency in 54 Seconds: How Exercise Affects the Brain

Resiliency in 54 Seconds: How Exercise Affects the Brain


This is your brain before exercise. This
is your brain after. It’s no secret exercise is healthy
for your brain, but how? As you exercise, your heart rate
increases. Your brain recognizes the increased
heart rate as stress, and releases endorphins and proteins that
play important roles in brain cell growth, mood regulation and learning. When you
exercise your brain generates new neurons that lead to a measurable
increase in brain power the brain also releases serotonin, which
boost your mood and ultimately makes you a happier person What people typically referred to as the
runner’s high is actually your brain releasing special endorphins that make
your brain more resistant to stress and pain in the
future. You should exercise for at least 30 minutes before you can feel these
chain reactions in the brain. And you should also develop a regular
routine of exercise before you can feel the long-term effects resiliency Stay resilient. Stay informed.