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What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more. At the same time, similar to the topic of sleep, I found myself having very little specific and scientific knowledge about what exercise really does to our bodies and our brains. “Yes, yes, I know all about it, that’s the thing with the endorphins, that makes you feel good and why we should exercise and stuff, right?” is what I can hear myself say to someone bringing this up. I would pick up things here and there, yet really digging into the connection of exercise and how it effects us has never been something I’ve done. Inspired by a recent post from Joel on what makes us happy I’ve set out to uncover the connection between our feeling of happiness and exercising regularly. What triggers happiness in our brain when we exercise? Most of us are aware of what happens to the body when we exercise. Now here is where it all gets interesting.

Detroit Tough exercises bodies, social responsibility It’s not like any health club I’ve ever seen. Three mammoth truck tires dominate one wall. Equipment includes industrial-weight chains, Bobcat treads and sledgehammers. There’s not a treadmill or weight machine in sight. This is the environment created by Detroit’s new field marshal of fitness Roger Dyjak, who with his year-round outdoor “Train Like a Savage” program, has whipped countless bodies into shape over his 24 years as a personal trainer. Dyjak’s no-nonsense approach to health and fitness is perfectly at home in 2000 Brooklyn, a former warehouse in Corktown, tucked behind the Detroit Institute of Bagels and PJ’s Lager House. Before it even opened, which was officially Saturday, Detroit Tough attracted firefighters and a couple of enormous men training for the World’s Strongest Man competition in Los Angeles. “As soon as I got the keys to this place, people started asking me if they could work out,” Dyjak said. Detroit vibe Dyjak, though he lives in St.

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