Is Running Great for Your Mind

 

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How Exercise Affects Your Brain

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The fact that running is good for cardiovascular health is now conventional wisdom. That running is good for the brain, on the other hand? Not as much. Yet increasingly, there’s a case to be made for running purely on the grounds that it is good for your mental health. Multiple studies have concluded that running: Decreases symptoms of depression.

Running can do more for your mood than smooth out stress. Some lucky souls gloat about their experiences of the “runner’s high”, which, they claim, is a powerful feeling of ecstasy and. Running helps to burn fat, keeps you young, grows new neurons in the brain, and gets the blood moving throughout your entire system. It’s been shown that exercise is one of the best things you can do for your brain, to keep you mentally sharp and focused, helping to ward off dementia by clearing out the toxins that naturally accumulate in your brain. Running can significantly improve physical and mental health.

As a form of aerobic exercise, running can reduce stress, improve heart health, and even help alleviate symptoms of depression. Some. What makes running such a potent cerebral enhancer is its ability to spark neurogenesis: the growth of new brain cells.

How it does this is still a mystery. It could be because exercise induces. At the same time, research has been mounting that indicates exercise overall, and running in particular, is mighty good for your brain.

A study from Cambridge University and the US National. One of the biggest benefits of running is its mood-boosting effects. When you run, your brain pumps out two powerful feel-good chemicals, endorphins and endocannabinoids, explains Justice. The latter sounds a lot like cannabis, right? That’s for a reason.

These results do not mean, however, that only running and similar moderate endurance workouts strengthen the brain, Dr. Nokia said. Those activities do seem to. Research on mice shows that running and other aerobic exercise stimulate the growth of new brain cells, leading to enhanced memory recall.

Next time you are out for a run know that you are doing yourself a world of good. Not only are you aiding your brain on a neurological level you are also working to improve your emotional health. Your cognitive abilities such as memory will be improved and.

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Neuroscientists have known for a long time that brain health is linked to exercise, but they have recently started to understand that physical activity alone, such as running on a treadmill, may not be as beneficial to brain function as “cognitively engaging” with complex environments the

“The Practice of Natural Movement: Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom” by Erwan Le Corre
from The Practice of Natural Movement: Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom
by Erwan Le Corre
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

According to Ratey, even a brisk walk can build better connections between brain cells and may increase the production of cells in the hippocampus, which is the region of the brain involved in learning and memory.

“Every Body Matters: Strengthening Your Body to Strengthen Your Soul” by Gary Thomas
from Every Body Matters: Strengthening Your Body to Strengthen Your Soul
by Gary Thomas
Zondervan, 2011

Countless studies have shown that exercise programs directly contribute to brain function.

“Neurofitness: A Brain Surgeon's Secrets to Boost Performance and Unleash Creativity” by Rahul Jandial
from Neurofitness: A Brain Surgeon’s Secrets to Boost Performance and Unleash Creativity
by Rahul Jandial
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019

Some years ago, the brain researcher: H. van Praag, “Running enhances neurogenesis, learning, and long-term potentiation in mice,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 96, 13427–31 (1999).

“Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body” by Jennifer Ackerman
from Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body
by Jennifer Ackerman
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007

Although that may sound far-fetched, scientists now say that we can indeed refuel our brain power with certain nutrients that promote clearer thinking and mental energy.

“The Healing Powers Of Vinegar Revised And Updated” by Cal Orey
from The Healing Powers Of Vinegar Revised And Updated
by Cal Orey
Kensington Books, 2008

Or just enjoying the fact that I am running without having to think about my body or my brain—simply running.

“Run or Die” by Kilian Jornet
from Run or Die
by Kilian Jornet
VeloPress, 2013

However, it is not conclusively examine that this higher magnitude of brain activation may translate to the improvement of exercise performance.

“Enhancing Health and Sports Performance by Design: Proceedings of the 2019 Movement, Health & Exercise (MoHE) and International Sports Science Conference (ISSC)” by Mohd Hasnun Arif Hassan, Ahmad Munir Che Muhamed, Nur Fahriza Mohd Ali, Denise Koh Choon Lian, Kok Lian Yee, Nik Shanita Safii, Sarina Md Yusof, Nor Farah Mohamad Fauzi
from Enhancing Health and Sports Performance by Design: Proceedings of the 2019 Movement, Health & Exercise (MoHE) and International Sports Science Conference (ISSC)
by Mohd Hasnun Arif Hassan, Ahmad Munir Che Muhamed, et. al.
Springer Singapore, 2020

Spending that much time inside one’s head, along with the voices and the bats hanging from the various dendrites and neurons, is one of the best things about running, or at least one of the most therapeutic.

“The Incomplete Book of Running” by Peter Sagal
from The Incomplete Book of Running
by Peter Sagal
Simon & Schuster, 2019

According to the newest research, not only does physical exercise and activity enhance your health and longevity, it appears to increase brain cell tissue associated with memory, multitasking, and attention span (Carmichael, 2007; Ratey, 2008).

“Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being” by Brian Luke Seaward
from Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being
by Brian Luke Seaward
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2011

Princeton scientists recently discovered that rats that exercise create new brain cells that respond much better to stress than the brain cells of slothful rats.

“The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law” by Nancy Levit, Douglas O. Linder
from The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law
by Nancy Levit, Douglas O. Linder
Oxford University Press, 2010

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  • I can personally attest to the impact of exercise on my mental state. I’ve always been prone to anxiety and I was diagnosed with ADD as a kid. It wasn’t until my early 20s that I realized the link between how much I exercised and how good I felt and how well I did in school (I was in university). When I started going to the gym and doing a few swims a week, jogging and some weight training my life-long issue with generalized anxiety almost completely disappeared and I felt way smarter. I could focus on reading a lot longer and felt a lot more motivation. Fast forward a few years and I got too busy to keep up with my gym routine. It’s been about a year now and I’m back to where I was. Anxious a lot of the time, super ADD and lacking focus. So tonight I’m going out for a run to get back into a routine.

  • Goes to far to at that exercise is not good for losing weight. The several hundred calories I lose by running gives me the edge to lose weight combined with dieting.

  • I like how she doesn’t give any actual factual evidence. lmao! All she says is “they found”, “studies have shown”, “ so many studies recently have shown”. Like I’d like the actual sources not just hearsay.

  • Anyone out there who is feeling depression and anxiety, hang in there you are doing better than you think. Times will get better!.. from someone who has went through severe anxiety and panic attacks exercise has helped me along with anti-depressants. Don’t give up!

  • It (exercise) does give me anxiety. I have anxiety going into the exercise, and then I leave depressed even if I met all my exercise goals for the day.

  • This brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) specifically regain concentration and memory, also mental progress. First, this application is entertaining! I`m finding my strengths and also those parts that challenge. I really like this game because it it not just exciting but also a great way to exercise my mind.

  • I would really like some more sources. It doesn’t seem fully reliable to not dounle check the information from the book. Also would I really like you to add the studies the book and you are referring to, so I can be critical and review them myself.

  • I recently joined the rugby team at my school. It worked me out so much I felt sick after practice. Now a week later, and a couple more practices, I feel happy, chill, and virtually everything in my life has improved.

  • Why are you telling your viewers that exercise doesn’t help with weight loss? Somehow you know something more than years of science and research? How about boosting your metabolism for a start? And I guess the calories you burn don’t help either, right? Or the muscle you develop also increasing your metabolism. Come on. But the rest of the video was good.

  • so that explains why modern humans brain shrinks and prone to depression compare to ancient human thats more active yet less stress

  • crazy to believe i only did powerlifting for 3yrs straight n no cardio! now cuz of the quarintine, im doing more running n lighter wieghts. Did my first 1hr run 6miles n it felt so good! I feel healthier, stronger, n least pain! i try to add 2miles every 2weeks n its been easy! maybe if i keep this up, ill try a 26.2miles marathon! wish me luck

  • Cool video, its so true. If you can motivate yourself to exercise in the first place your in for a great time. Forget the pills that doctors dish out, your body can survive and become even stronger without them.

  • Is running or jogging better? If you jog you can go for longer but if your run you get tired faster although better for weight loss so which would be better for losing weight?

  • Joe might be in shape but without proper running techniques it would be difficult for a first timer. The more you repeat a movement the easier it gets. Working out specific movements increase our nervous system abilities which increase our performance.

  • just dont live a completely sedentary life, meditate, and have a healthy af diet, just dont beat ur dick every day lol, and read novels

  • I cured my chronic anxiety through exercise.

    I used to have 1-2 panic attacks daily (15-30 min each) they were agonizing. But when I started running 1-3 miles a day, 5 times a week, my anxiety was reduced by 95%. I havent had a panic attack in almost a year. Also eating healthy and reading will boost this further.

  • Thumbnail is misleading, sleep is 100000000 times more important than exercise. Why? Imagine not sleeping for 2 weeks, 99.9999% of the time you’d be dead. If you don’t exercise for two weeks, it doesn’t really affect you…. I love your channel but please don’t make clickbait thumbnails.

  • Guys, no joke, ever since I stopped eating oatmeal with peanut butter for breakfast (pure carbs and some nut protein) and started to eat eggs instead, I’ve noticed that I think more clearly and remember things better. I believe it’s because of the omegas in egg yolks. 2-3 eggs every single morning for breakfast along with a peanut butter coated banana and a small bowl of oatmeal (like three TbS of oat bran in hot water. Not much). Brain food, y’all!

  • Exercise is my drug I absolutely love it I’m literally destroying my joints daily lifting weights but I can’t help it, adrenaline is king

  • Is masturbation considered exercise? I’m not trying to be crude, just genuinely curious. I mean, I know what I’d rather do for 5-10 minutes before studying besides going for a jog if it’ll do the trick…

  • I lost 6 stone just going weight training 6 times a week so does lose weight and you burn calories 42 hours after weight training

  • Agreed exercise is a small contributor to weight loss. For example I have to run 5 miles to burn 500 calories, but I can eat 500 calories in 5 minutes. But, regular exercise seems to cause one to crave healthier foods, whereas sedentary lifestyle causes anxiety, overeating, and eating too much junk food. Without exercise the body gets confused. Hard physical work is a part of our evolution. It’s only in the last 100 years that we are able to survive without hard physical work thanks to motorized machines. The challenge now is to find an exercise program that is enjoyable enough to be sustainable. Walking and bike riding are great, but more is needed by way of goal setting. Try exercises that require occasional social interaction, like participation in challenging events. Learn several exercise forms that suit the seasons of the year to avoid psychological burnout.

  • thank you for the book recommendation, I am writing my dissertation about addiction problems and I wanna connect exercising to this problem as it is a huge solution. I knew it, it was so much more about than weight loss

  • LOL, this happens to me alot, I swimg and run and make pushups to chil out, my brain actually feels better then and more relaxed then when staying sedentary, it releases alot of pressure and i actually found out that I sleep better, have more energy and are more relaxed when I swimg alot and do push ups, going out of the comfort zone a little, you feel damn good.There was actually a time where I did not feel the need to sleep more than 4-5 hours a night, this lasted for about 2 weeks

  • Soooo. Because I exercise regularly my long time depression should be cured??? ��
    Please! It helps curb it a little but it doesn’t cure it.
    I have exercised regularly most of my life and for as long as I have known, I have always battled with depression. Don’t be getting people’s hopes up by saying ‘exercise curses depression.’ Unless you mean a depression that is not chronic or simply a genetic thing. (Everyone in my family struggles with it).
    But thank you for the video.

  • Its funny to me that she says when that she runs she starts thinking creatively & thinks a lot clearer. When I am running it is the opposite, but I enjoy it. When I am running my mind just clears & all I really think about is putting one foot in front of the other. It is very relaxing to me to not think about or worry about anything when I am running.

  • Running is like breathing for me,an essential activity in my life! I love it. 100 percent true,all benefits mentioned above ����������why don’t you also try it����

  • I think it’s absolutely necessary to train both, body and mind. Not only because it´s healthier, but because it´s fun to be stronger and smarter than other people. Maybe my small website could also be useful: idea-empire.jimdo.com

  • Longtime sufferer of depression. Running helps me so much. The worst thing for me is I already know the info that’s in this vid so when I stop running on a regular basis it’s a double whammy because I also suffer extreme guilt along with the funk and rut I’m stuck in. It’s like there’s a voice in my head telling me not to run and just drink more alcohol to relieve my stress, depression and anxiety which of course only makes it worse. A vicious cycle that ruins a life and it’s so hard to maintain that healthy routine when hardly anybody around me even thinks about running. Ugh. Just bought a $175 pair of Hokas to give me some incentive lol. Wish me luck.

  • When I was kid, I was sprinter and I could memorize and learn way more very more faster, I’m couch potato now, gonna start again

  • 3:00 you misspelled neurotrophic. I think you need to run some more and improve your executive functions in noticing these basic things.

  • I can feel almost groggy sometimes but when I go for a run, this feeling goes and I feel so much more invigorated. I also find that when I run regularly, it gives me more energy and I need less sleep. Is this normal? Either way, I’m sticking with it!

  • I cured my anxiety tremor for three days by simply working out daily. Stretching, pushups, and belly exercises have done the job. My doctor gave me pills, but God is a lot greater since He gave us the possibility to recover through our own actions.

  • The only reason you would run is either because your getting chased by a lion (threat) or you want to lose toxic fat. You do not run for health lol. Health comes from what you eat. Assuming you are eating/living a standard toxic western diet/lifestyle (full of whole grains) you are most likely to benefit from running. Running is mostly a catabolic state so why would you run?

  • Who the fuck rest 10 minutes in between set while lifting? Rest is usually less than a minute…sooooo what say you now there is a such thing as high intensity weight lifting with increasing weights/rest. With a good workout you’ll be out of breath sweating and quaking with pain.

  • Exercise just makes you feel so good and clears your head in my opinion. Once you start to get a routine of doing it, it doesn’t seem like a chore anymore.

  • yup i can attest to this.  Exercise somehow reduce the stress from daily life.  Nothing changes, except the way i look at same stress in different ways after a workout.

  • It has been 2 weeks since I began enjoying this brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) and I am amazed how it helped me focus well in other cases! This is a fun but difficult game you need to try. I got it for totally free.

  • My activity levels fluctuate, I find when I am more active I tend to resolve stressful situations faster and more effectivly, so my guess is artificial stress from exercise reduces the impact of day to day stress allowing your brain to ‘take a walk through the park’ rather than ‘jump into the bull pit’…

  • Lol exercise should be your last resort to lose weight? Congratulations, because of that statement I don’t believe anything you said in this video.
    Bullshit.

  • This lockdown is killing me. This has badly affected my mental health but i do try to do home exercises. Praying that covid ends soon n gym n park may reopen!

  • it’s so noticeable. when i workout with consistency, i just don’t feel stress. 3 x per week for 2 weeks and nothing could get to me.

  • Lies. I have tried to exercise and it always made me more stressed out and embittered and I frankly I got sick of the unwarranted additional toxic stress and quit exercising. Now, I just live with life and happily people are slowly waking up to the same realization that one can be healthy and not have to exercise/do fitness, etc.

  • Old Rhonda and her “studies”.

    “Hey Rhonda, would you like a cup of coffee?”
    “Like, well there’s actually a study that shows like, that like I would live a cup of coffee as coffee has been shown to maintain a heart rate between 0 and a thousand beats per minute and also improves the ability to recall your Grandmother’s best friends maiden name.”

  • I had ocd and was seeing a therapist but when I started playing basketball I became obsessed with that and started not having spontaneous thoughts that would keep me up all night

  • Good video as usual thanks. I have got another source that inspired me alot. The mindset is not far different but something there could help https://youtu.be/xakzfzO_Z-4

  • yea.. that’s so true tbh. im quite depressed (on antidepressants) and alcohol is my only way out when im stressed out.. but once i started workin out (quite intense 30mins on a spin bike everyday) i started to feel alot better. didnt want alcohol anymore. didnt really needed it at the first place cuz stress was almost gone. tho… other problem is keeping up with that schedule. everyday 30mins of intense cardio.. u get kinda tired and bit lazy after 2months or so. so that’s my problem now. to keep constistency. tho i guess everyday isnt neccessary. i guess ppl could do like from monday to friday and then 2 days free. give me some tips how to find motivation for everyday cardio ^^ hardest thing is to make yourself commit to it after u get back from work. on work days its hella hard to find strength for those 30mins. on a weekend its a breeze tho.

  • I’m at the gym 8 to 10 hours a week and I still feel incredibly stressed and anxious more often than not. Either I’m an anomaly or there’s some inconsistency in this research.

  • I disagree with you because diabetes is the number one killer especially in the United States. Exercise is important even though there is a lot of people who thinks they are healthy or look thin. Instead they do not see exercise as being a priority because it is not important to them.

    Exercise has a lot more benefits than you think.

  • When you have 10000 ideas pouring into your brain and you realize you have almost no time to work them out and also the fear of tomorrow combined, you get a stiff neck and feel pressure inside the skull like as if a tumor is growing… that’s how anxiety feels.

  • I tried running 2miles a day for a week and I’m surprised by how health I feel. The weightloss was a bonus. I posted the video on my channel if anyone wants to see it.

  • I don’t think that correlation between fitter students and better test scores proves that fit people are more intelligent. Correlation does not mean causation. Nonetheless, this is a pretty interesting video. Good work.

  • Great video showing the benefit of exercise from a mental perspective. So many focus on the physical but there are so many greater benefits to your mental health ✌️

  • I’m pretty fit I run and swim competitively I also so lift 4 days a week but I’m very stressed because I never have time for sleep school homework.

  • I deffinately feel more up beat, happy i laugh more i get silly during the rest of the day after an intense work out and for someone that does experience depression its an amazing drug free tool that everyone should utilize…

  • Been running 6 days a week since March I’ve lost a stone in weight I can remember way better than ever and my battle with depression has greatly improved. Anyone with long-term mental health issues I really recommend running every morning if possible

  • I don’t think that everything I knew about workout before was wrong, but this was certainly informative and just motivated me to do some push-ups.

  • Usually I don’t like this type of explanation. Because of too many technical term or reasons or phenomenon. I prefer to know what are the positive results and what should we do to better use exercise, these types of explanations.

  • I want make exercises because it’s health for the body and the brain, the problems is the anxiety, i suffer anxiety and exercises makes anxiety worth. So what i can do? How i can make exercises without felling anxious? there’s some medication who can be to good even with exercises?

  • You believe this brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) is simple in the beginning but it will help to improve mental performance. I really feel like it has truly enhanced my memory and I enjoy playing it. These are exciting to do and very challenging. I had been able to work out my brain through this great game.

  • Too much or to intense and you’re increasing cortisol levels and actually increase the amount of stress and Hair loss. Moderate excersize is good. Too much or too long and it makes no difference

  • I just exercised ten minutes ago. Is that better for my current focus than if I had exercised 12 hours ago, but not 10 minutes ago?

  • It`s been two weeks since I started out playing this brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) and I`m surprised how it helped me focus well in other situations! This is exciting, difficult but not irritating. I got it for free of charge.

  • great video, i find that nothing can motivate me to exercise since i dont want to lose weight or build muscle, this video helped me a lot. i just finished a work out and i already feel better that i did before. thank you:)

  • Being able to think clearly and solve problems after a run has got to be an ancient survival mechanism built into us that we rarely tap into. Think about it.. You’re chasing prey -or you’re the prey… You need to solve problems to either get dinner or not be dinner. We studied this sort of stuff in my Bio Anthropology classes.

    Oh, Joe mentioned something like this at 8:08

  • last week I was smoking weed,and that when my anxiety came.I never had it,so Ima stop smoking it.When I do excerise it help me alot

  • Yes!!! Physical activity and change in diet has given me relief from my chronic depression and anxiety attacks from little things… gosh it’s just a relief and I can sigh with happiness instead of sadness all the freaking time. My suicidal thoughts are almost gone since my three week diet and exercise change.. I’ve been working out all day long, this means I have no job. But man does it help so so much. I even feel good enough to go up and talk to strangers, which is huge for me. Im so relaxed when sleeping now too and not stressed about needing to go to bed because I stayed up all night watching YouTube. Lol ironic. ^^ thank you me.. for making me better. Lol

  • I’m a typical go-to-work kind of guy, I found myself stressing over little things. Now that I have a workout schedule I feel more, confident, strong, and I don’t let coworkers get to me asmuch. So everything you just said pretty much was spot on. I also learned that people will also hate that your doing good. when all they needed was a workout. lol

  • Dude I always have to take a massive poo every time I do a long distance run and I’m always so far away from a bathroom. It’s freakin horrible like I’m not even joking. I have to walk because when I run I feel like I’m gonna explode. My runs are literally ruined because of this.

  • How does this work with people who have anxiety disorders? Wondering if someone who has extreme anxiety would actually be helped by exercise or not?

  • I have social anxiety and depression since i was Elementary to highschool. once i started going to college my Classmate invited to join in a Martial arts club i’ve got interested in it. after a year i have i started to win medals from competitions, started going to gym to improve my body and to add some muscle weight. it makes me comfortable around people and i don’t have social anxiety anymore ��

  • I’ve been running for 9 months. I was 320lbs when I started. Could barely do a half mile. Now I’m 270lbs and I just ran a 10K for the first time.

    Remember you have to crawl before you can find walk. Just got to stick with it and keep on moving.

  • I bought a cheap but durable spinbike and treadmill off of Amazon for my bedroom and I go at it 2x a day (or atleast try most days). It took 2 weeks to get a routine down consistantly. The only big issue has been managing muscle fatigue. I’d encourage anyone to also get a HR watch like fitbit which almost forces you to be more concious of your level of daily activity.

  • I’ve noticed you referred to exercise as running. Does weight training helps release more of the three neurotransmitters and improves the learning capacity?

  • Spent 2 decades under the thumb of modern medicine to fix my “mental health issues”. Diagnosed with at least many different disorders and given dozens of different pills. Needless to say the side effects were just as bad and almost always worse than the “mental health issues” they were trying to cure. At 32 i gave up and took matters into my own hands. Exercise daily(run, lift weights, walk, hike, fish, jump, anything that gets the blood moving and makes me sweat or get sore) and quit eating things that are garbage. I’m happier and healthier than i have ever been in regards to physical and mental health. I won’t go into detail but i assure you if i can do it anyone can…i have been to the lowest points in life where the smallest things would trigger depression, depersonalization, anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, auditory hallucinations, paranoid delusions and so on….now i can handle the most insane stress and manage just fine. Exercise was a HUGE part of this although much credit goes to diet and meditation as well, but exercise is literally a life saver. I’m 36 now and although it took a few years of hard work to really get 100% it was worth it. I encourage anyone who struggles in their life to exercise daily…you won’t regret it.

  • I remember how when I was still taking driving classes, I could easily get stressed when having to perform certain actions or maneuvers, which would make me drive very badly and with low confidence. Also, when me driving instructor mentioned words like “”Let’s pretend that today would be your exam”, I would suddenly start driving much worse than before. One day I went and did plenty of sports before my class, I went running, drove my bike and got home rather tired. Then, during my class I felt so calm and above all, focused. That day it went really well and saw such big improvements in my driving skills. So when I finally had my actual driving exam, right before it I decided to do lots of sports too and even arrived home pretty late and still continued sweating after preparing myself to get in the car, but I was okay with it. In the end, I felt very relaxed and believe that doing sports has helped me so much to get through the exam, especially since I had always gotten nervous before I KNEW that I also be nervous when the time came for my exam.

  • So, is GABA good or bad? From what you’re saying, it seems like it HELPS you maintain a sleep pattern.
    So, what about someone with NO sleep pattern and frequent energy crashes?

    Should I increase or decrease my GABA? Also, what would help with that?

  • ya, definately overstress when I’m un-fit it’s as though my mind tires to compensate for the lack muscle in a certain area, It seems to me that there are certain parts of the brain for certain muscles and when those muscles aren’t activated, then the burden is transferred to another part of the brain which is probably the problem solving part of the brain? It sort of puts me in continuous problem solving mode and keeps me feeling uncomfortable mentallycontinued mental fog perhaps, it’s like not present and don’t get as much done and even don’t handle welli.e by getting the urge to exercise. But things are changing. Thanks for sharing! You’re a champ!

  • I call it health and Fitness.��
    But it is great, yoga and meditaion I really feel is great for the MIND. short bursts of exerciesing is great.

    Stretching is important. flexibility is also great and important.
    It definitely helps deal with stress.

  • 1:50 don’t agree with that. If you’re in trouble, its better for the body to get you out of it as quickly as possible, whether you’re Dwayne Chambers or a couch potato… better to egt away from that Lion as fast as you can… doubt the body would be programmed to say, ok you’re in good shape, so I’ll let you go at your own pace, as you’re quite fit and it’ll probably be fast enough…

  • Been working out for two months has not helped. Physically it did, but not mentally I don’t care about the way I look, only about the way I feel.

  • I recommend 6-10 second hill sprints with 2 minutes active rest(walking or jogging) repeated 6 to 10 times. Trust me, you’ll get the exercise you need, and you’ll be ripped, and bonus for those that are interested, it makes your butt incredibly round and tight.

  • i’m 13, and i’m trying to not be a failure when i grow up. so i set a little habit where i go out on my bike every day at 1 and 5 o’clock and i’ve been doing this for about a week and a half now. i hope this one actually sticks because i love riding my bike and i often find myself looking at the clock constantly to see if it’s time to go.

  • Check out this amazing T360 LED lighting Vest for nighttime running https://radekus.com/products/360-reflective-led-flash-driving-vest-high-visibility-night-running-cycling-riding-outdoor-activities-light-up-safety-bike-vest

  • true especially  with combat sports. After years of sparring and real altercations Ive gotten used to stress and it honestly takes a lot to make me anxious

  • I can’t believe your brain starts to atrophy at 20 years old!!!:O I’m gonna be 31 this year and i feel like i’m smarter now than i was at 20

  • When I run and successfully push myself (not every run I have mental determination), I can literally feel my levels of self-esteem, determination, drive, resilience etc. all restoring and levelling up.

    Once I’ve ran a 5k in good time, I feel pumped. Runner’s high they call it, it’s amazing.

    Less stressed, calmer, happier and more sympathy and compassionate for others.

  • I do thriatlon now from half marathons, I play chess as well. I think I’m not smart but I hope to not have dementia. BTW for new runners just start easy, few miles and increase every week. But it has to be in your week schedule and become your lifestyle

  • You’re a fukin moron for believing in the mumble jumble of evolution!! Oh look at this GM car how nice it must’ve been made from Honda 50000,000,000 years ago!!

  • I also feel like cardio like running, eliptical bike etc helps with anxiety and nervousness cause doing cardio naturally lowers your heart rate and strengthens it, so if you’re in tough/stressful situtations, your heart rate will remain low which helps you stay calm

  • Cardio (running, eliptical bike etc) is nature’s medicine. It improves VO2 max, reduces stress, lowers your heart rate etc cardio’s awesome!

  • i exercise everyday heavily, and im admittedly a jerk, but it does calm me down and make me not so quick to anger or sensitive to triggers

  • In my 20s, I was the Super Rager and got fat because of it. Now in my 30s I’m back to running and trying to become that Super Ager.

  • I wanna do exercise on regular basis like i do last may june
    One in morning n before to sleep as soon as done writing all my nmat/mcat stuffs just am sleepy head. I feel am lacking exercise to be that alert. But then I don’t wanna feel tired.

    Then it’s also d reason why it’s hard for me to sleep. Like i only have span of 4hours when i had that complete zumba last june. I sleep 8hours straight. N good.

    I wish ive seen it last month lol
    But then.. ive accomplished a lot maybe along d way so k �������� xD

  • I don’t run, ever. Just lift weights 5 times a week with conditioning sled (push/pull) and carrying sandbags. Ran a 5k and didn’t die. I think joe is being a little dramatic…

  • I run 12-15 miles a week. I am legitimately addicted to it. Running promotes relaxation and better quality sleep, decreases anxiety, helps me think clearer, and obviously is a great way to burn calories. They do not call it the runner’s high for no good reason, as the brain secretes endocannabinoids, similar to THC in marijuana when you run. If you are new to it than start slow, but once you live as a runner it really becomes a lifestyle.

  • Being fit translates into every sphere of life, especially for men.

    I was forced into a long recovery when I had an open foot fracture, my muscles atrophied and I went from an athletic tall guy, to a skinny corpse like husk to the point that old friends I havent seen in years thought i was on heroin, it sucked, i was stuck doing a dead end job, and while I was surrounded by my closest and best friends I simply wasn’t happy.

    About 4 years ago I took a plunge, moved cities, got away from it all, I started excercising again, eating right, got into martial arts again. I am once again strong, fast and Feel good about myself. I am working a job a love with a promotion down the line. I am more confident, have waaay better success with dating/women…..

    It’s all due to the buzz, the amount of confidence you don’t even realize you gain. By pushing out that extra set every other week, by getting a punch combo right that a month ago was impossible, the amazing thing about training is that if you even take an hour out of your day to do it you take a boring old day that otherwise nothing would have happened in, into a million little wins

  • I have been a runner for a lot of years now. I am not a crazy runner like Rogan’s friend I just run for the health & well being benefits. I do also enjoy the fact that it keeps me looking in good shape. But in my experience running is the number one cure for any anxiety/depression I am dealing with. Pushing yourself to that limit (not over doing it) feels really good & your brain releases feel good endorphins. It also helps me fall asleep if I have insomnia. I recommend it to anyone who is struggling with self esteem, anxiety, or depression. It might not cure it, but it certainly will improve you well being.

  • Jesus, 235 miles!! Isn’t that called ultra-running or an ultra-marathon? My cousin does that, but I’ve only talked to him about it a couple times. It’s such an insane distance, you have to regulate everything so intensely to keep your body moving at a reasonable pace.

  • All these studies that we waste our money on. Running increases your ability to remember something. No shit! It’s not the running. It’s that you are spending the whole time running thinking about what the fuck you are trying to memorize. These scientists waste all this money on research for things any person could figure out if you just use common sense. Idiots!

  • Getting kids off the bed and onto the sports pitch brings out a wide variety of mental, physical and social skills which will bring out best of
    them as they reach adulthood.

    https://youtu.be/to4FwKYVJ5g

    Sports teaches us things which cannot be learnt through books like the courage, the confidence (in both win or loss),
    dedication towards goal, coordination, builds character and the most important one which is discipline.

  • I run over 100 miles a week… running is very easy once you reach a certain level of fitness and strength… I could probably adapt to higher level of volume but I only have a certain amount of energy per day so this is a good volume of training to be manageable and to be as competitive as my level of talent and lifestyle allow me to be

  • I’m a pretty heavy guy 6ft 260 pounds and all I can manage right now is the run, jog, walk, and repeat technique. I love doing it outside and it’s just such a stress relief and a perfect way to start the day. One day I’ll be able to run steady for a while ����

  • Studies has shown that runing burns more energy than fat and actually to burn body fat you need to do steady state cardio:) #justsaying

  • 4:26 “that’s crazy that it works on your brain….” Rhonda”why”…Joe, your not the expert on all matters. im bout to go start running.

  • I doubt jogging/running is efficient for weight loss, but diet certainly is the best way. When I run I do it for MaxVO2 and mood. People say to me “Hey, you don’t need to run; you look slim”. They just don’t understand that running is not very efficient for weight loss.

  • I wonder how much of losing brain mass at 20 has to do with that being when most people plateu. Most graduate highschool at around 17 then learn a trade and begin careers around 20. Then no more learning until retirement. I wonder if it’s one of those “if you don’t use it you lose it” type of things.

  • I am a former couch potato and now when I’m feeling bad emotionally I know I need to go for a run. I definitely feel the difference.

  • i like my brain to look like a brainy. better stop sleeping and start working out. dont have time to watch this video, but like the pic. thanks

  • Weird to think that only 2 years ago Joe Rogan is perplexed at the positive effects that exercise has on the brain.. have people not known this? If you do not exercise and are sedentary, you will die sooner than someone who out-works you physically and mentally. The same way you workout to improve muscular strength, power, and endurance, learning/mental stimulation (which is what is also going on when you push yourself during a workout) improves coordination between neurons. Nobody should even need the source of the study to understand this

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  • Ok I’ll answer for you guys too much running is bad marathon runners have more health risks than average people. Short distance like 5-10 miles it’s okay. There is also hit. But marathon is just too bad. I can’t explain but look It up

  • I looked this up because, this morning I woke up stressed, depressed and my anxiety was acting up like I was having a mental break down at 4 am…so I told my self “let’s try the gym,…they say it can help…” so I went and worked out for an hour(had to come home so my husband can get to work) and I feel so relaxed and happy again I’m not stressing or having break downs

  • When you get off work you feel tired, but if you go exercise you feel less tired because you are tired from stress, the exercise removes stress, the truth is your body was not tired only stress tired, everyone fights stress fatigue, it is amazing that 95 % of our tiredness comes from stress, get out there exersize and feel 95% better then your job leaves you feeling, just don’t neglect your family gotta make it practikal to the real world or at least social if you can or even a time of solitude and isolation if you do need time away from the noise of the world and to be alone in your thoughts and spiritual connections….

  • So That’s why, I have been less stressed after I have been working out for a while:O and I have been happier with a diet, after a while…

  • Hi, i try to reach in twitter but i found you closed the DM.. anyway ��.. before a year and a half i think. i liked your video and translated it to my language but i was new at the translate in youtube so didn’t know why my translation didn’t show up… and i came back now to ask you to give the permission to my translation plz.. i really wish to share its benfit with my people ❤️

  • When I first started running, it was to see a girl whom I had a crush on, i wanted to talk to her, so ran the same route she used to, first day, I started running behind her and slowly after like 800mts I knew my plan to act macho was not very bright����….I never thought she would smoke me����…still, I just wanted to see her so went nxt day also and tried to run behind her, same thing happened…after two months I was able to keep up with her somewhat…we had also, started exchanging smiles and hi, hello…I was gonna ask her no, but she stopped coming for runs…I never saw her again

  • But if you are too stressed your heart rate will be too high and exercise can become dangerous for the heart. This has happened to me so I know first hand.

  • You wear out your knees and hips, that what happens. You get all those benefits by getting on a bike without the pounding on the legs.

  • Running is an AMAZING stress and anxiety reducer. I finally tested this myself after reading everywhere about it for years. I don’t know if this is the same as what people call “runner’s high”. Perhaps this temporary alleviation of anxiety does feel like a high to people who are always anxious, I don’t know. What I feel during and after a run: my head completely clears of any persistent and negative thoughts, a problem I was ruminating about just before the run is no longer on my mind, and after I stop I feel a sense of relaxation (after I catch my breath!), I enjoy the sights around me, and I don’t remember the problem that what so hard to reason/calm my way out of.

    It’s like my whole body and my brain just ran away from a wild animal and now is at peace which I think what our anxiety is partially related to and why it is so hard to get rid of. We’re anxious about a hypothetical thing a dangerous situation and our ancient body wants to spring into action but we don’t do that in our modern lives. So when we actually take action by going on a run our body feels that we just ran away from danger and made it out alive.

    This is only my second week running every two days or so. I can barely run a mile but even that has a wonderful effect on my state of mind. I also want to take things slow because I want my knees to last. I now know that even if I have a tough day ahead, I’ll simply go on a run and it’ll make it better! I wonder how much I’ll be able to run come rainy and snowy season, but hopefully at least some of the time. I highly recommend running if your physique and health allow!

  • Maybe the lazy mice would overreact the exercise as well. How do you decide which is the cause and which is the result between exercise and feeling good?

  • I would highly recommend for the exercise, to do HIITS high intensity interval training, plenty of videos on what and how to do them, ( I personally would recommend athleanx) and it’s one of the best ways to burn fat too.

  • I think it’s absolutely necessary to train both, body and mind. Not only because it´s healthier, but because it´s fun to be stronger and smarter than other people. Maybe my small website could also be useful: idea-empire.jimdo.com

  • If evolution is true, how come we still see monkeys today that haven’t evolved into a human yet? That theory is laughable. Adam and Eve were not monkeys that evolved into a human.

  • Its true, seriously when I start running for about 3km each day for 20 to 30mins I get better sleep and I always actively move and and perform each daily task.

  • FYI Rhonda Patrick has been a PhD since 2006 but only has 10 research papers to her name. The papers on which she is first author are not well received or heavily cited. She is not a productive academic.

  • Bro u for real this video piss me off
    What happen when u run ur heart rate goes up no shit it dose and then u say the blood flows faster well no shit if ur heart rate goes up ur blood will too ��