Thursday, September 20, 2007

Why do we exercise?

"Why do we exercise? Some exercise for the health benefits. Some exercise to maintain a great appearance. Some are in it for mood elevation, stress reduction, relaxation, or endorphins."

from

http://www.vision3d.com/exercise.html

True! simple way to put it!
  • Health benefits
  • Image
  • Stress reduction/relaxation
  • Endorphins (bochemical addiction :)) = Mood elevation

Endorphins?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphin

In short, one of the reasons you train is because of how it makes you feel on a "biochemical level".

By the way, this is different than training for the adrenaline kick!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epinephrine