Do you feel smarter after you workout? It's because you have more oxygen available to your brain. Working out also increases your sense of well-being. In Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks, Dr. Julian Whitaker and Colman write about how exercising makes you smarter and feel better.
Think Better and Feel Better
Dr. Whitaker and Colman write the following:
Did you ever wonder why you feel so recharged after a good workout? Nowhere is the body mind connection more apparent than when it comes to the effect of exercise on the brain. Exercise increases the amount of oxygen available to the brain by making the heart stronger and able to pump more oxygenated blood. In addition to increasing oxygen stores, exercise creates a natural high. It stimulates the release of endorphins, neurochemicals that actually have an opiatelike effect on the brain. People who exercise think more clearly, feel more alert and energetic, and have a markedly increased sense of well-being.
Key Take Aways
Here's my key take aways:
- Exercising makes you think and feel better and act better.
- You feel smarter after you workout because you have more oxygen available to your brain.
- Endorphins released during exercise make you feel better.