Exercise mitigates stress…but why?

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Utilize the resources below with the goal of answering the question posed by this post!

  • Read this post from the American Psychological Association (APA) discussing the ways in which exercise can decrease the physiological effects of stress

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/exercise-stress.aspx

  • Watch this quick discussion by Dr. Thompson at UCLA regarding why exercise reduces stress; it has a great cortisol connection:
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpy_rAWSWkA
  • We know the Rozenweig, Bennet and Diamond study from Bio psych, but watch this TED talk below where Dr. Wong connects this study we already know to EXERCISE and the brain!!!
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdDnPYr6R0o

**What is the key conceptual commonality that the 3 resources above share????***

NEUROGENESIS

**What do we know about increased brain connectivity in the frontal lobe????***



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