This 2014 rodent study found that fat cells released a certain hormone during exercise that produced two beneficial effects:
- the hormone increased hippocampal neurogenesis;
- it also reduced depression-like behaviors.
So if you’re feeling kinda blue,
Think your brain cells are too few?
Get your fat cells on that bike and ride!
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/44/15810.full “Physical exercise-induced hippocampal neurogenesis and antidepressant effects are mediated by the adipocyte hormone adiponectin”