You know you feel better when you work out, but that’s short-term. Your runner’s high, or the calm you feel after a great workout are great, but a new study out last week from Princeton University says it’s better than you might think. It might just benefit you and your anxiety levels for the long-term, too.
According to MSN Now, “The Princeton University study looked at the brain cells of mice and discovered those who exercised on a running wheel created new brain cells — both excitable ones that are good for thinking fast and remembering and others designed to release the soothing neurotransmitter GABA, essentially brain-quieting ‘nanny neurons.’ As a result, the mice who exercised were calmer and more confident, even in highly stressful situations. The same may be true for humans.”
That’s big news for gym rats. And gym mice.