Saturday, March 26, 2011
Can staying healthy become an obsession?
I am here to talk about how sometimes staying healthy can become an obsession for some people. Our brain is a very powerful organ and controls our every action and is motivated by either reward or punishment or a combination of both. What staying healthy demands is regular exercise along with maintaining a well balanced diet. When our bodies exercise and we start seeing results that we like we start getting a kick out of that because our brain releases endorphins which make us keep coming back for more and more exercise. This changes the circuitry of our neurons (nerve cells) and leads us to keep wanting more of the kick, just like any other addictive substance and makes staying healthy an obsession.