Exercise is a form of human vitality or the energetic connection between the mind and body. It stimulates our biology, physiology and our psychology. It makes everything in our biologic system accelerate. It makes our heart pump quicker, our blood flows faster and our muscles grow stronger. Exercise stimulates our metabolism and through this process activates the neurotransmitter Anandamide aka the “bliss molecule” that makes us feel joy or happiness. It improves our mood, and it improves our ability to focus and pay attention. It improves our memory and it protects our brain. When we exercise, we feel a sense of accomplishment and our self-confidence spikes. Exercise makes us feel revitalized, full of energy and alive.
Watch and listen as Wendy Suzuki breaks down the neuroscience behind her transformational exercise experience in this TED talk.