Move for Your Mood

We’ve all heard that if you exercise, you will improve your mood. But do you know why? The obvious and well known answer first: When you move and exercise, your body sends and receives the signal to secrete endorphins. These amino acid peptides reduce pain and enhance pleasure. Neurotransmitters, serotonin and norepinephrine, are also released—the …

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Willpower and the ‘Slacker’ Brain

A new friend at RIT shared this very interesting story with me the other day.  I highly recommend listening to the recording describing this study that looked into why we make certain food choices. “The brain is anatomically organized into different systems…..  You have a rational deliberative system which is sort of more to …

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