You probably know that exercising and being active is good for you. But do you know how good it really is? Exercise can improve both your physical and mental health. It protects you against chronic diseases, regulates your weight, improves your memory, allows you to sleep better, feel more energetic and have a better mood. Yes! Physical activity has a direct impact on your mood, it fights depression and relieves stress and anxiety.

It only takes five minutes of physical activity to start feeling better. So if you ever felt uplifted after exercising that was no coincidence. While we exercise, our body releases many different chemicals. Chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and others. Those chemicals are required for the feeling of pleasure and happiness. The following infographic shows the exact connection between happiness and exercise.

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How Exercise Makes You Happy

Infographic by Developing Human Brain