So you already know that exercise is good for memory, mood, and energy – but did you know it can also help reduce anxiety?
The theory behind this is that when you’re exercising, your body increases its heart rate and breathing pattern in a way that is similar to that of anxiety – therefore, through constant exercise, we learn to become more comfortable with the feeling of our body being aroused, and we don’t automatically assume that the arousal is harmful (like it is with anxiety).
So what’s the takeaway? Exercise frequently in order to teach your body that all those physiological responses aren’t always bad! You’ve heard of brain hacks, well this is a body hack!
Enjoy this video to learn more about how exercise rewires your brain!