The 'hope molecule'

Did you know by contracting your muscles for as little as 3 minutes - and only by doing so! - you secrete chemicals called Myokines that are also referred to as “hope molecules” ? 

Those molecules affect every system in the body, including the brain: killing cancer cells, reducing inflammation, helping control blood sugar, helping people recover from stress, and even trauma.

Stanford University Psychologist and author of ‘The Joy of Movement’ , Dr. Kelly McGonigal, thinks about movement as an intravenous dose of hope.

You contract your muscles and secrete hope into your bloodstream. 

So give your self some hope and enjoy some exercise.

 

 

* wearing Minicami NZ


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