Rsearchers at Princeton University recently discovered that exercise creates vibrant new brain cells — and then shuts them down when they shouldn’t be in action.
For some time, scientists studying exercise have been puzzled by physical activity’s two seemingly incompatible effects on the brain. On the one hand, exercise is known to prompt the creation of new and very excitable brain cells. At the same time, exercise can induce an overall pattern of calm in certain parts of the brain.
Frequently mentioned here and often studied …. just want to hit you up with this right at the beginning of the holiday weekend when you have time to exercise more.
Anxiety and depression can be actively, significantly improved by consistent daily exercising. It may be the LAST thing you feel like doing at the time, but it’s hugely important. God made us to be movers and shakers, literally, and until the last 50-100 years it was about impossible to live without getting moving. Just true, live with it.
You were made to move around. You were made to be outdoors a good part of the time, too.
Get off the computer and go do something active.
- Exercise makes brain more resilient to stress (futurity.org)
- Well: How Exercise Can Calm Anxiety (well.blogs.nytimes.com)
- A Good Reason For Meditators To Exercise A Lot (And Not Just Sit On Their Asses) (santitafarella.wordpress.com)
- Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress (princeton.edu)
- How Exercise Reduces Anxiety (madinamerica.com)
- Anxiety – It’s All in How You Look At It (learngrowimaginecreate.wordpress.com)
- Physical Activity Could Make the Brain More Resistant to Future Stressors (medicaldaily.com)