Why Exercise Makes Us Feel Better

29th Oct 2013

Exercise isn't all about toned abs and thighs. It's more importantly about making you happier, healthier, and smarter. Sure, it'll make you look good, but feeling good will have more of an effect on you. If you feel good, you're more likely to be successful in whatever you're trying to accomplish, whether it be goals, deadlines, or everyday tasks. Here are some ways exercise makes you feel better.


1. Exercise helps you with stress. Just 30 minutes of exercise can increase seratonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which are chemicals that help ease your mind. Since exercise helps you not stress, it'll also help you stay looking young. Stress leads to aging, so maintaining your exercise reverses the aging effect.

2. Exercise helps fight depression. Exercising just 3 times a week works just as well, if not better, than taking any kind of antidepressant. This is because exercise helps stimulate the growth of neurons in the part of the brain where depression occurs in a natural way.

3. Exercise makes you smarter. It increases your growth factors, which produces new brain cells and helps you learn more. The more complicated the activity, the better for your brain. Taking a dance class compared to running is more effective for your brain because it makes you think about your coordination more and enhances your attention and concentrations skills.

4. Exercise improves our self image. Not only does exercise physically make us look better, it also mentally makes us feel better about our appearance by reaching goals and seeing progress. That's enough motivation to keep us going and getting the results we strive for.


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