More evidence that exercise can give you a 'natural high'

May 2010, Xtend-Life Expert

Summary

It’s been well documented that exercise promotes an array of health benefits both physically and mentally. Research has even been done showing the emotional benefits of performing physical activities ranging from running to a gentle walk. However, these ‘feel-good’ emotions have only been documented to last between 40 and 60 minutes post-exercise.

It’s been well documented that exercise promotes an array of health benefits both physically and mentally. Research has even been done showing the emotional benefits of performing physical activities ranging from running to a gentle walk. However, these ‘feel-good’ emotions have only been documented to last between 40 and 60 minutes post-exercise.

But surely there’s a reason why you’re still on a natural high after this morning’s cycle, jog, or workout…despite the fact that it’s 3PM in the afternoon and you’ve got that big presentation due in 2 minutes. Okay, this may just be an example but believe it or not, a recent study has shown that your mood can be enhanced for at least 12 hours after aerobic exercise.

Now we’re not saying that lifting a couple of dumbbells every day or taking the dog for a walk will cure all forms of depression. What we are saying is that for those who have had a stressful day or are feeling a bit down after reading yet another tragic news headline, a bit of exercise may just help improve your mood.

By combining some physical activity with our Total Balance range and Omega 3 DHA Fish Oil, you’ll be taking a step in the right direction in helping not only your emotional wellbeing but also reducing the risk of depression and possibly other serious health conditions.

1 Comment

  • “Exercise does lift up your spirits and relax you ( it clears my head). I walk nearly everyday (when i am well) and it makes me the bubbly,uplifted person I usually am and people notice that. I notice it too and i feel great all day. If I exercise first thing in the morning I usually feel better all day than I would If I didn’t exercise.”

    Kylee - May 28 2010

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