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How to Get Your “Hope” Molecules Flowing

How to Get Your “Hope” Molecules Flowing

You’ve heard about the mind-body-spirit connection, right? It turns out there is some real practical SCIENCE involved.

It’s science that will have you lacing up your workout sneakers AND give you inspiration to pick up some weights! :) 

Have you heard about “hope molecules”?

These are real, live molecules that are in your body – and they get released when you exercise, specifically when your muscles contract.

They are called myokines, and they’re a BIG topic of research. They can affect your mood, your immune system, and basically every organ in your body (even your brain).

Myokines are special chemicals that your muscles create and secrete when you contract them. 

They travel through your bloodstream to your brain, and they act as an antidepressant, make you feel less stressed, and can help you learn.

PLUS … myokines can help:

• Reduce inflammation
• Control blood sugar
• Battle cancer cells
• Improve brain function
• Burn more fat as fuel 

The only way to get these chemicals into your brain is to use your muscles!

Researchers started calling myokines “hope molecules” because they appear to work at the brain level to help it recover from stress.

So …. exactly HOW do you exercise to spur more myokine action in your body? 

It really doesn’t matter – basically, just make sure your muscles contract. That could mean walking, biking, running, lifting weights, or any other continuous action that makes your muscles move.

Just another reason to feel good about including fitness as part of your self-care routine.

If you need help adding fitness into your self-care routine, let's chat because our San Jose personal trainers can help!  Fill out the "Request More Information Now" box above to receive your free consultation and experience the Method3 difference OR call us (408) 371-1212 to connect.  I'm looking forward to talking with you!

 

Live Stronger For Today,

John Heringer

Chief Motivator, Method3 Fitness

 

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