Feeling Good About Exercise

Feeling Good About Exercise That feeling you get after really pushing yourself in the gym not necessarily immediately after, but later in the day is directly related to exercise according to a study published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Physiology.

Researchers tracked the physical activity levels of 190 college students and asked them to write down their general mood in a daily diary. If they exercised for at least 15 minutes, they recorded whether the effort was mild, moderate or intense. After analyzing the diaries, it was determined that very active people experience more energized, enthusiastic feelings than less active individuals.

True Strength Moment: It turns out that those feel-good moments were dose dependent. When active people did more exercise or pushed their workouts to a higher level they typically received a boost of pleasant feelings in return. Think of it as your body thanking you for attaining another new personal best.
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