Monday, November 23, 2009

Exercise More, Stress Less

As a believer in consistent physical exercise, I also maintain that after a heavy workout routine, I feel strangely relaxed. And this new study says there's a good reason for it. A paragraph says:

"“It looks more and more like the positive stress of exercise prepares cells and structures and pathways within the brain so that they’re more equipped to handle stress in other forms,” says Michael Hopkins, a graduate student affiliated with the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Laboratory at Dartmouth, who has been studying how exercise differently affects thinking and emotion. “It’s pretty amazing, really, that you can get this translation from the realm of purely physical stresses to the realm of psychological stressors.”"

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Dana said...

Just saw you fly by me a few minutes ago. I am thinking you're now relaxed? :)

Dana said...

I also meant to ask earlier but are you planning on riding the Ventura when it gets colder in C.O.

B.R. said...

Ah, Yes. relaxation always sets in after a heavy workout. It almost never fails.
The Ventura is what I tend to use these days as I'm still in the honeymoon phase. Highly recommend it, of course.

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