What lifts depression, jump starts creativity, boosts your immune system and reignites your sex life?
According to Dr.David Servan-Schreiber, the answer is moderate amounts of regular exercise!
So the good news is that you do not have to get a lot of exercise; what is important is regularity.
Various studies show that the minimum quantity needed to affect the emotional brain, is 20 minutes of exercise three times a week.
Most studies suggest that joining a group, or hiring a personal trainer, can make a big difference in terms of staying on track – answering the need for regularity that is so crucial to success.
One of the most important secrets, is to choose a form of exercise that seems like fun. So basically, if you hate running, don’t make yourself do it. You will probably not keep it up.
Stimulating the emotional brain through exercise, secretes endorphins which will not only add pleasure to your sex life, but also little things: like your friendships, meals, hobbies, pets, etc. Essentially it becomes easier to be satisfied. Such heightened enjoyment is the antithesis of depression.
Exercise also promotes the proliferation of the immune system’s natural killer cells, making them more aggressive against infections and cancer.
There is nothing new in the idea that we all feel better when our body is in better shape.
Now it’s up to each of us to put this to work in our own lives.