HeyU Issue 30 - 10 June 2015 - Page 15

5 reasons helps healthyu physical activity stress management! Increases soothing brain chemicals. Endorphins help us to feel good, therefore decreasing stress Alters blood flow. Exercise alters blood flow to stress-affected areas of the brain, meaning that we do not relive stressful thoughts over and over Acts like meditation in motion. Exercise alters blood flow to stress-affected areas of the brain, meaning that we do not relive stressful thoughts over and over Promotes many health benefits. This includes better mental health, lower risk of developing some cancers, better weight control and much more! Can be done at any time. Fitting in 15min a day can aid cognitive function and performance, you don’t have time to not exercise!