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Being a couch potato is not our natural state which is why the body needs to be reminded every day to keep our muscles strong. It is the same for the brain – daily exercise stimulates the development of new brain tissue (BDNF).
For 50 years, Seratonin has been regarded as the brain’s primary ‘happy hormone’ or, to put it more accurately, neurotransmitter. In addition, treatment for depression has commonly been spearheaded by drugs like Prozac, which increase serotonin’s availability in the brain. This type of medication, known as SSRI drugs (which stands for selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors), works by preventing serotonin from leaving the synapses in the brain. The more serotonin, the better the mood.