Charlie Teo: What Happens In Your Brain When You Run
"There are two advantages of exercise on the brain. First is that the brain has receptors for naturally formed opiates -- your own opiates called endorphins and enkephalins," Teo told HuffPost Australia.
"Exercise stimulates receptors in the brain that boost the activity of the hypothalamu -- the part of the brain that controls all executive function such as appetite, memory, temperature control, autonomic nervous system including blood pressure and pulse."
Teo explains that the the second advantage is on the cardiovascular system, so our blood vessels, heart and lungs.