Even short walks, of just a few minutes, improve how we feel and make us more creative. It’s not so much the physical activity but the change of state – from sitting still to walking – which is effective.
There are BDNF proteins in your brain. They’re like Formula One car mechanics, constantly working to keep your brain running at optimal performance.
You can boost your own levels of BDNF by using High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
HIIT involves 4-6 short bursts of vigorous activity, followed by rest periods of around 4 minutes.
You also have an endocannabinoid system in your body which helps to reduce anxiety and deal with stress.
You can boost your endocannabinoids by doing three minutes of isometric exercise, or 30 minutes of moderate exercise.