Research shows most Americans are snacking more and exercising less during the pandemic, while experts insist regular workouts are good for your body and mind.
Our bodies are hardwired for movement. Early man had to move to survive.
Now, exercise drives our desire to stay fit but a nice run through the park isn’t just for your legs, lungs, and heart.
“Our productivity can improve,” says Cathy Spencer-Browning of the fitness company MOSSA. “We can be smarter. We can be able to focus more.”
Strenuous exercise is a form of stress that tells our brain to release chemicals to help us feel better.
Dopamine helps relieve pain and can lead to what’s known as a runner’s high.
Spencer-Browning tells us exercise teaches our body how to regulate those chemicals.