How Exercise Helps Depression
Monday, February 11, 2013
When you exercise you release endorphins into the brain. Endorphins are hormones that can act as painkillers, but can also trigger positive, euphoric feelings. They are what give you a lift and feeling of revitalization at the end of a workout. Exercise can also reduce depression and anxiety.
Even a single exercise session can have a positive influence on your mood and emotions. This can work both by increasing pleasurable feelings such as revitalization, tranquillity and vigor and by reducing negative emotions such as tension, fatigue and anxiety.