Neuroscience Pinpoints Unique Way Exercise Fights Depression

Major depressive disorder is often characterized by depleted glutamate and GABA, Studies show that exercise activates the metabolic pathway that replenishes these neurotransmitters. Vigorous exercise between 80 – 85% of max heart rate increases production of these neurotransmitters which help regulate psychological and emotional wellbeing. Exercise can be used to self-medicate as it stimulates theContinue reading “Neuroscience Pinpoints Unique Way Exercise Fights Depression”

Learn to Love Exercise

Shift your mindset from extrinsic motivation to Intrinsic motivation. Focusing on the inner/personal rewards gained from exercise. Monitor improvements for your own personal goals. Rather than comparing yourself against other gym members. Link exercise to other areas of life. E.g. going to the gym to socialise or for stress relief and the improvement of concentration.Continue reading “Learn to Love Exercise”

4 Exercise Tips for People Who Hate to Exercise

Be mindful – Research from the Netherlands has found a positive correlation between mindfulness and satisfaction. Mindfulness involves actively thinking and feeling how your body is responding to the exercises being performed. Keep intensity under control – Keep the intensity balanced at an enjoyable level. Allowing your body to become energized and challenged without makingContinue reading “4 Exercise Tips for People Who Hate to Exercise”

Regular exercise can increase the strength of your brain as well as your muscles…

Regular exercise can increase the strength of your brain as well as your muscles… UCLA researchers found physical activity increases the size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain associated with learning and memory. Suggesting the long term physical affects of exercise doesn’t simply alter the physiology of your muscles but also the physiologyContinue reading “Regular exercise can increase the strength of your brain as well as your muscles…”