Add a Dash of Thought to Your Exercise Regimen

Add a Dash of Thought to Your Exercise Regimen

Exercise boosts the endorphin levels in the brain, which eases depression. But meditation before exercise can substantially change brain activity to further reduce depression – potentially erasing the need for depression medications. The biology of depression Depression involves a pattern of rumination — dwelling on gloomy thoughts and unhappy memories from the past. Researchers suspect this pattern involves two areas of the brain: the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus. In fact, people with severe depression feature a smaller hippocampus. Meditation...

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