Not only are exercise and probiotics essential for our physical health, they are also important for protecting our mental and emotional well-being by reducing anxiety and stress levels.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 09, 2013
Exercise for anxiety and stress reduction releases endorphins that result in a euphoric “runner’s high” and increased levels of excitement while simultaneously decreasing anxiety and stress levels. Probiotics, the healthy bacteria found in the digestive tract and several food sources, have also been found to alter brain function associated with anxiety and stress. Health News Wires has published an educational article and video detailing the benefits of Probiotics and Exercise for Anxiety and Stress Reduction.
Findings released by Princeton University demonstrates that exercise produces new brain cells in the hippocampus, the area of the brain associated with cognitive functions like stress and anxiety. During exercise the brain also produces neurons that release GABA, a neurotransmitter that reduces the effects of anxiety in the brain; this includes significantly shorter periods of observed stress in the brains of people regularly participating in exercise.
Probiotics, or healthy bacteria, found in the digestive tract and in several foods and high-quality supplements have also demonstrated the ability to alter the activity of the brain most closely associated with emotion, stress, and anxiety, especially when responding to stress or other environmental stimuli.
“Once again, research is proving that the combination of physical activity and healthy, natural foods is a powerful tool in improving our overall health and wellness,” said Michael Healey, Health News Wires Health Educator. “Not only are exercise and probiotics essential for our physical health, they are also important for protecting our mental and emotional well-being by reducing anxiety and stress levels.”
The complete Probiotics and Exercise for Anxiety and Stress Reduction article and video are available at http://healthnewswires.com/exercise-for-anxiety/.
About: HealthNewsWires.com is a new website that was launched in June of 2013 in order to educate the community in the importance of health and wellness. Previous topics covered on the site include insulin resistance, weight loss, benefits of antioxidants, skin health, joint health, metabolism, digestive health, probiotics, gluten intolerance, cleansing diets, heart health, as well as several other highly informative articles to help people understand the connection between health and a high-quality of life. Most recently, they released an article and video titled Krill Oil: Unleashing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Supplements.