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Brain study reveals one type of exercise increases stress resilience

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In her final show of this Reignite series, Áine Kerr and guests discuss what happens when we hit the ‘Messy Middle’ of a project and consider ways to learn from mistakes and build resilience.

There is also some practical advice on time management from productivity guru, David Allen, author of Getting Things Done.

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Physical exercise can help improve both physical and mental health

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have examined the connection between adolescents’ mental resilience and their participation in sports programs during the coronavirus pandemic.

The researchers found that adolescents who continued to work out in a group context during the lockdown were more mentally resilient than their peers – even though the practice sessions were conducted online.

The study – the only one of its kind in the world to focus on adolescents – was conducted by Dr. Keren Constantini, Irit Marcus, Dr. Naomi Apple, Dr. Ronit Jakobovitch, Dr. Iftach Gafner and Dr. Shahar Lev-Ari, and its results were presented at a joint conference of the Schools of Public Health Organization, the Israel Association of Public Health Physicians and the Sports Physicians Association…

 

Brain study reveals one type of exercise increases stress resilience

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Image Credit: Getty Images: Aerobic exercise, like biking, is more likely to have a greater effect on stress resilience than non-aerobic exercise.Getty Images

IN TIMES OF SERIOUS STRESS, people might turn to exercise to blow off steam and shake off nervous energy. However, despite anecdotal evidence, the link between working out and relieving stress isn’t well understood by scientists. Researchers haven’t yet pinned down exactly how exercise modulates stress in the brain and body, despite knowing that exercise benefits mental health.

In a recent study conducted in mice, researchers became one step closer to that understanding, discovering that exercise actually strengthens the brain’s resilience to stress. Exercise helps animals cope with stress by enabling an uptick in a crucial neural protein called galanin, the study suggests. This process influences stress levels, food consumption, cognition, and mood…

 

 

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