Getting out of the house and exercising for an extended period of time always seems like a nuisance. Who has the luxury of pausing whatever they ‘re doing and working up a good sweat? As it seems out, the vast majority of us should. According to new research, jogging for 10 minutes offers your brain a jolt, enhancing executive function as well as your capacity to experience pleasurable feelings.
The results of the small research, which included only 26 respondents in November last year, examined the impact 10 minutes of treadmill running. The findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports. Prior to the run and following the run respondents self-assessed their feelings about themselves.
What were the outcomes? They were astonished to see that jogging for 10 minutes improves not just executive performance but also happy mood, which coincides with bilateral prefrontal activity, according to the researchers involved. In essence, executive function refers to the capacity to organize, analyze, pay attention, recall directions, and complete tasks efficiently and effectively.
Running is healthy for your mind
Several studies have shown that jogging — even minimally, and even for a few minutes at a time — may assist enhance morale and executive function in a variety of ways. First and foremost, it increases circulation, which stimulates brain activity. Running also has the additional benefit of activating the prefrontal cortex (the region of the mind that governs cognitive skills such as focus, impulse, and recollection), since it requires the brain to process a large amount of information while we are running. Consider the importance of harmonizing your steps, your balance, and your breathing. Our body’s serotonin receptors may be activated even more by the motion of our heads when we are running, which may make us feel better even more.
While this research is far from definitive — it was conducted on a limited sample size, for one reason, and respondents assessed their own emotions and ability to concentrate, for the other — its results are hopeful nevertheless.