Exercising against depresssion - Go GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a book that I am reading that deals with how exercising is extremely good for your brain. In other words, if you want to remain smart and if you want your brain the be healthy, it is very important to move your body.

But, there is way more to the topic than just that. For example, here the other day I read about how we have something called GABA in our bodies. This is a neurotransmitter, and it is highly affecting the way we feel. For example, if the amount of GABA in our bodies increases, it will help us feel good and relaxed, while a decrease in GABA in our bodies will make us feel stressed and it might also make us feel depressed.


GABA against depression

Do you know that you can buy GABA as a health supplement. According to Wikipedia, many people thought it only had a placebo effect for a long time, but now they seem to believe that it actually helps. But, you don't necessarily need to take GABA as a health supplement if you want to be happy. Do you know why?

If you exercise, if you run, if you do muscle training, and move your body, it will increase the presence of GABA in your body, and it will help you feel more relaxed and happy at the same time.

That is also why exercising is one of the best tools against stress!

Exercising is win-win!

Moving your body is a win-win task for you and your body. Not only will it help you stay fit, which again will help you live a longer life. And if you stay healthy, you will stay thing, which again will have a positive effect. It might not be true, but in my country, they say that a very high percentage of those who have died from Covid were overweight. No matter what, being overweight will never have a good effect on your health!

But, not only will your body be more healthy... it is also helping your brain!

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This is an original article written by me for Project Hope! First published on Hive

Comments 8

INTERESTING!!! that must be the reason why, in particular, I feel super woman, empowered, when I climb a mountain. I feel very accomplished, strong, powerful, at that moment, I assume I have GABA in full swing.
Comentado por: @hojaraskita.

05.05.2021 00:48

Wow, climbing a mountain, that is for sure qualifying as exercise, and it will blow you with happiness and a feeling of overcoming hardships! :) Go Gaba!!

06.05.2021 08:45

I have been planning on starting an exercise routine but that has been futile. I will look into it this coming week or even tomorrow morning to prepare my body for the task ahead.

05.05.2021 11:33

Good luck with your routine! It is super-important, not only for your heart but also for your mental health!!

06.05.2021 08:46

I would say exercising had a great impact on my life, I was so fat when I was young that I couldn't even crouch but then I joined a soccer academy and started to love sport and exercising more than ever until I got thin and it's not only affected my body but also my mind since I had more confidence in myself.

Amazing post as always!

05.05.2021 13:49

That is a great testimony! Can't say anything else, than that this is so important. And the feeling of satisfaction, once you are finished with your exercising, is also amazing! Glad to hear that you have brought this change around in your own life! Would be cool to pay soccer together one day!

06.05.2021 08:48

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05.05.2021 17:26

Exercise helps, tell me it helped me overcome depression (you can read my last post). That's why I stopped, because I had just posted about moving against depression.

I didn't know about GABA. I will do more research on it.

Thank you.

06.05.2021 23:40