Exercise is the “stimulant” of mood


“At your suggestion, I started trying to run on my treadmill every day for twenty minutes. I feel much better in the week.” A visitor shared it with me. For every visitor who has a psychological impact, especially depression, I almost always recommend that they do regular aerobic exercise every week.

In addition to conducting fixed-frequency counseling, visitors with psychological problems still need to rely on other means to release stress and adjust emotions. Sports is a good choice. Neuroscience research has shown that exercise can stimulate the secretion of endorphins, a chemical in the brain, which can make a person’s body and mind in a relaxed state of pleasure. Endorphin, also known as Andofen, is a morphine-like hormone secreted by the brain. The reason why it is called “endorph” refers to the morphine-like substance produced in the body. It can produce the same pain relief as morphine and opiates, and is equivalent to natural analgesics. Functionally, in addition to pain relief, endorphins can also adjust bad moods, make people happy, resist grief; improve insomnia; mobilize the neuroendocrine system, improve immunity; invigorate the spirit, stimulate creativity and improve work effectiveness. Many people don’t want to move when they are in a bad mood, but lying down and thinking can make your mood worse. When you suggest that your mental state is not good, you have to move.

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How much exercise is appropriate? Can a walk after a meal have an effect? In fact, not all sports can produce this effect, moderate to upper intensity exercise can stimulate endorphin secretion, such as hiking, basketball, badminton, running, etc., adhere to more than 30 minutes. From this perspective, walking after a meal may be more of a role in promoting digestion. If you want to improve your mood, you need to arrange a higher-intensity exercise. But the exercise is not the more the better, some studies have shown that too dense and high-intensity exercise will lead to more anxiety and higher nervousness. It is recommended that the frequency of exercise be effective every two days, and each exercise should not exceed 90 minutes. People who have previously lacked exercise or are not suitable for high-intensity exercise can choose to walk quickly, from 15 minutes a day, after a week to 20 minutes, half an hour, step by step, let the body adapt slowly until the degree of sweating is appropriate .

Even if there are no emotional and psychological problems, it is recommended that you develop the habit of exercising. In daily work and life, we all have pressures of magnitude, and the impact of these stresses on our mental state is potentially difficult to detect. Regular exercise can help us release the negative emotions that are backlogged every day and promptly guide them. So, for the health of mind and body, let everyone move together!

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