What happens to our brains when we exercise and how it makes us happier

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What Happens to Our Brains When We Exercise and How It Makes Us Happier

We all know we should exercise. But I found this particular article very interesting, since it talks about a link between physical exercise and mental positivity. According to the research noted in the article, your brain function is dramatically better on any day in which you exercise. You are also much more likely to be happy on a day that you do even a small amount of exercise. As noted in the article, the positive effects last for the current day that you exercised.

A recent study from Penn State university shed some light on the matter and the results are more than surprising. They found that to be more productive and happier on a given work day, it doesn’t matter so much, if you work-out regularly, if you haven’t worked out on that particular day:

Think about starting small and then start even smaller: Here is a little secret. When I first started exercising, I did it with 5 minutes per day, 3 times a week. Can you imagine that? 5 minutes of timed exercise, 3 times a week? That’s nothing you might be thinking. And you are right, because the task is so easy and anyone can succeed with it, you can really start to make a habit out of it. Try no more than 5 or 10 minutes if you are getting started.

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