Exercise and Emotional Health
Topics: Exercise, Strength training, Anxiety, Physical exercise, Physical fitness, Emotion / Pages: 4 (921 words) / Published: Mar 3rd, 2013

Exercise and Happiness:
Research Paper

Sandra Aikins
Biology 1010 Sec 32
Holly Martin
November 26, 2012
Many active individuals tend to go out for a run or walk when they are feeling very depressed or stressed. They always come back with a beautiful smile and act optimistic. Has a runner ever told you they feel high after a run and they are free from any pains, discomfort, stress, or anxiety? Well it is true. Exercising has a way of improving individual’s emotional and physical strength. Exercise improves memory and treats depression. The theory behind exercise is the chemicals produced at the stage of exercising and how it boosts up our moods.

Exercising does not necessary mean being at the gym and killing yourself to show how strong or active you are. One can exercise at home or even at work. The act of exercising makes everyone happy regardless to the mood one was in before exercising. Many people might have never wondered why there is always a sudden change in mood after exercising but they sure enjoy the result. Scientist and psychologist have done several researches to find out the reason why we experience a sudden boost in mood after exercising.
To further explain and understand the procedures and chemicals produce during exercise, one has to answer the following questions. 1. Why do people exercise? 2. How has exercising improved the physical and emotional health of individuals? 3. Why is exercise necessary?
In answering these questions, one finds out that the process is very simple and easy than it actually appears, and the negative effects are very rare.
Why do people exercise?
Exercise is the act of performing any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles, cardio vascular activities and many more. People around the world engage in all type of exercise. Some people are born to exercise; others are

References: Graves, G. (2012, Why exercise will make you happy. Self, 34, 134-n/a. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1021206617?accountid=44564 Saroyan, Celine. "An Exercise in Happiness." The Happy Magazine. 20 Jan. 2012. Web. 26 Nov. 2012.

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