A new scientific study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, has found that high -intensity exercise can be great also to make Mental fitness and most importantly, a great solution to get rid of depression.
If you are passing through a phase of downturn seems to exercise (hard as well) is the last thing you want, but the latest research shows that it is the best way out of the Dark Side.
And it is that breaking a sweat in the gym helps increase the presence in our bodies of two key neurotransmitters to get feel better about yourself. They are treated glutamic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid, whose main role is, in the first case be a wildcard for the energy exchange between the tissues, and second, the reduction of neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system.
Thus, the exercise takes center stage when it comes to combat depression and other neuropsychiatric problems related to deficiency of these two neurotransmitters. The author of this study, Dr. Richard Maddock (Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral University of California Davis Health System Sciences), states that “the study shows that exercise activates the metabolic circuit that replenishes these two neurotransmitters”.
It also shows that exercise high intensity is one of the most demanding activities to facing our brain, much more demanding than solving an integral or play a game of chess, but nobody knew what was going on with all that energy generated. According Maddock “apparently generates more neurotransmitters”.
To prove this claim, the study involved the participation of 38 volunteers who exercised on bicycles to reach 85% of the maximum capacity of your heart. The researchers measured levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate in different parts of your brain both before and after workouts. In addition, they also made measurements in a group of volunteers who did not practice exercise. The result clearly showed that people who had exercised had higher levels of glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid both in the visual cortex, which aims to process visual information, such as the anterior cingulate cortex, which helps regulate heartbeat heart, but also has an important role in our cognitive and emotional functions.
So next you feel depressed, you’re sad or need to encourage a good solution (albeit the last thing you feel like doing in this world) is CalzArte your sneakers and go out to sweat a little.