“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”.~ Albert Einstein
Have you ever wondered why does it feel so great to move?
Me too. It turns out that it’s much more than increased blood flow and endorphins.
Neuroscience explains that we are hard wired to move. When we move, not only do we elevate levels of endorphins and endocannabinoids, making pain diminish and joy elevate, but we also create more receptors for these chemicals. This means we elevate our ability to feel less pain and more joy throughout our lives. These elevate our feelings of connection to others, love and a sense of community.
We elevate norepinephrine, making us alert and sharp.
We elevate dopamine, activating our reward centers in the brain, making us feel successful and powerful.
We elevate serotonin, creating feelings of well being, security, and peace.
We elevate myokines, hormones made by the muscles themselves, to create feelings of hope.
We elevate BDNF, Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, stimulating new neurons to grow and enhancing connections between neurons.
We become smarter, energized, resilient and happier!
Those are big rewards for daily investments in movement.
Thank you to the incredible leaders in research, medicine and education who are teaching the power of movement to generate thriving health physically and mentally. Among them, some all stars include:
*Dr. Kelly McGonical, Stanford University, author of The Joy of Movement
*Dr. Dale Bredesen, UCLA MD, author of The End of Alzheimer’s
*Dr. John Ratey, Harvard MD, author of Spark, The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
*Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint and so many other NYTimes Bestsellers, creator of http://www.marksdailyapple.com, and leader of the Primal Health revolution!
Enjoy moving into your health, power, and joy!