The Magic of Zone 2

Zone 2 exercise–a
moderate intensity exercise, not only energizes your mitochondria, but also uplifts your mood. So you can boost your physical vitality AND combat depression.

How Does It Work?

Zone 2 exercise stimulates the growth and efficiency of mitochondria, the cellular powerhouses responsible for energy production. This means more fuel for your daily activities, allowing you to live life to the fullest.
But the benefits don’t stop there. Regular aerobic exercise, such as Zone 2, triggers the release of endorphins-the brain’s feel-good chemicals. These endorphins help reduce stress, alleviate depression symptoms, and enhance your overall mood.
Moreover, Zone 2 exercise increases the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that promotes the growth of new brain cells. Elevated BDNF levels are associated with improved mental well-being and a lower risk of depression.
So, gear up and embrace the Zone 2 adventure! Revitalize your mitochondria, boost your physical energy, and take a powerful step towards better mental health.

Key takeaways:

  • Zone 2 exercise means you’re slightly short of breath
  • Types of exercise: walking, riding bike, or even chair yoga.
  • Benefits are best when done 30 minutes, 2-4x per week
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