Researchers call them “hope molecules”: myokines, the miracle chemical in your muscle.
If you are already exercising regularly, then you have probably already experienced the positive effects of exercising on your mood and mindset and obviously on your body composition and various other health benefits. Now Research has found the origin of this miracle in our bodies. Myokines are chemicals that get released by our skeletal muscle tissue. When we contract our muscles during exercise, myokines get released into our bloodstream. These small proteins and proteoglycan peptides help not only your body to fight age-related/chronic diseases (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular-, respiratory- and arthritic diseases), but they also significantly increase your life expectancy.
Equally important is the positive effect of Myokines on your brain health. Myokines decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease and improve memory, processing speed, and executive functioning. Your ability to focus increases and your mood gets regulated. Simply put, exercising reduces your stress levels, improves memory and focus, and improves your outlook on life.
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