We know the long list of benefits of regular exercise: reduces stress, aids with combatting depression, assists with managing anxiety, increases self-esteem and confidence, improves quality of sleep, lowers blood pressure, manages diabetes, maintains lean muscle mass and bone strength, and boosts blood flow to the brain providing clarity and alertness. Endorphins are also released during higher intensity weight training or anaerobic exercise. What chemicals are released when you are happy?
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NOTE: This is not a substitute for medical advice.
Kieu Nguyen, BCRPA SFL, CSEP CEP
This handout is part of the Winter 2016 issue of FitLifeBC, find the full issue here. FitLifeBC is the official magazine of the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Associations’ Fitness Program. Permission of the editor must be obtained for the reproduction of articles. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Association.
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