The Happiness Effect - How Exercise Makes You Happy [Infographic]

The Happiness Effect - How Exercise Makes You Happy
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Health and wellness experts estimate that 75 to 90% of all doctors visits in the U.S. are directly or indirectly related to chronic stress.

The latest scientific research indicates that untreated, long-term stress leads to an array of diseases and medical conditions including:

✔ Heart Disease
✔ Sleep Disorders
✔ Digestive Problems
✔ Depression
✔ Increased Skin Problems
✔ Weight Gain and Obesity
✔ Memory and Cognitive Impairment

Numerous studies have shown that exercise is a highly effective way to manage stress.  

This infographic entitled "The Happiness Effect" illustrates and explains what happens to our brain chemistry as well as our our hormone levels when we are stressed, and how exercise creates chemical responses in the brain that lead to both temporary and long-term health benefits.

In addition to exercise, meditation has also been shown to be very effective in reducing stress and having many positive mental, physical and emotional health benefits. 

error,warning,alert,wrong,exclamation Individuals who have have been sedentary, who are older, pregnant, nursing or have certain physical limitations or medical conditions should consult a health care professional before undertaking an exercise program.

Infographic source:  HealthCentral - The Happiness Effect:  How Exercise Makes You Happy

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