I was listening to a few podcast interviews today. Joys of spending most of the day behind the wheel every now and then. Heard a neuroscience student talk about how your mental state can affect your level of health, and an author talk about how Endorphins, Dopamine, Seratonin & Oxytocin (good ole’ neurotransmitters) need to be in balance and that physical activity helps balance them. I’m a firm believer that your level of health can affect your mental state, and I’m not alone in that claim. I know I go pretty nuts if I miss a workout, maybe for more reasons than just neurotransmission, but I can feel the difference now compared to a couple of years ago, when I think I actually said, “I never exercise on purpose.”
It’s amazing what a difference a little brain chemistry can make.