Do you always feel revitalised after some exercise? This is because when we exercise our brain releases a protein that activates the growth of brain cells, which in turn boost our learning, memory and resilience. What's more, exercise gets endorphins flowing, which makes us more energetic and happier.
We all realise that exercise is good for our physical and mental condition, but making it a habit is a different matter altogether. And it asks a lot of us: work has to be done, children need their chauffeur and at the end of a busy day we just want to 'chill'. But there's good (brain) news: you don't need to be a professional athlete to experience the mental benefits of exercise. On the contrary, a lot less exercise than that is required to reach the point at which your happiness and productivity increase significantly. Research shows that if you exercise for twenty minutes after an initial period of physical inactivity at the office, this already has the greatest positive impact on your brain.
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