….Especially the ones who have been exercising and prioritizing their activity for decades, (Lowell Halverson, Harlan Olson, Dawn Holtz) to name a few. 🙂
Almost every one of the active older people (70s, 80s, and beyond!) I talk to, say they get in a workout most days of the week because it makes them feel better mentally.
Have you ever worked out and then felt loose, relaxed, and generally awesome afterward?
This isn’t like the euphoric “runner’s high” we always hear about.
This is a more chill vibe – the calm, content, and centered feeling you can get after a good workout.
It’s actually one of my favorite things about exercise …
Scientists now say it’s NOT from endorphins! They believe it’s caused by a “natural hormone” that’s similar to cannabis.
When you exercise, your body releases endocannabinoids — chemicals that are naturally produced in your body.
Endocannabinoids, can move easily between the blood-brain barrier (unlike endorphins, which can’t easily pass through).
Once these endocannabinoids are in your brain, they can reduce anxiety and promote calmness.
→ In fact, our bodies have an entire endocannabinoid system that affects our mood, pain levels (as in helping to lower them), and even our central and peripheral nervous systems.
Scientists, are learning more and more about how exercise and moving our bodies work to trigger this system – and they are also studying how it plays a role in our sense of well-being and quality of life as we get older.
Pretty fascinating stuff right? and it’s just one more reason to make sure you get in your workouts! 🙂
Here at Sara’s, we’re all about creating REAL sustainable transformation and change …
One of the things I recommend to everyone are measurements and stay off that scale. In your membership portal, there is a place to track your measurements, take before and in-between pictures that are only for you to see. If you are interested in this, message me and we will set up a time, no charge!
Make it a great day!…Sara Karman 608-449-1616