We all know the importance of exercise in keeping us physically healthy. However, did you know exercise has a huge impact on our mental health too?
Physical activity releases beneficial molecules that reach the brain, increases blood circulation to the brain and encourages the formation of new brain cells and connections between them. You can actually run yourself smarter and counteract the effects of ageing on your brain power.
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Running is also a fantastic way of dealing with stress. If you think about it, this makes sense as stress comes from our prehistoric “flight or fight” response to threats. We can run off the adrenaline caused by our anxious thoughts by putting on our trainers or our speedos and engaging “flight”.
Of course, another excellent way of reducing the impact of chronic stress is hypnotherapy.