Root­ing for your fa­vorite team is good for your health!

Woman's World - - Power Of Love -

1CLEARS BRAIN FOG! Reg­u­larly cheer­ing for your fa­vorite team can be a work­out for your brain! A study from the Univer­sity of Chicago sug­gests that watch­ing or lis­ten­ing to sports ex­er­cises the neu­ral net­works we use for prob­lem solv­ing, which im­proves brain func­tion, lan­guage skills, men­tal sharp­ness and vi­su­al­iz­ing abil­i­ties!

2 BEATS THE BLUES! Daniel Wann, PH.D., who re­searches the psy­chol­ogy of sports fans, has found that iden­ti­fy­ing with a suc­cess­ful team trig­gers a flood of dopamine in the brain, which de­creases lone­li­ness while in­creas­ing self­es­teem. “There’s a built-in con­nect­ed­ness that comes with be­ing a sports fan,” he ex­plains. “It helps us feel like we be­long!”

3 BURNS If you’re in FAT! need of ex­tra mo­ti­va­tion in the gym, work­ing out in your team gear could be key. A Glas­gow Univer­sity study showed that peo­ple who wore their fa­vorite sports regalia while ex­er­cis­ing lost an av­er­age of 12 pounds more over 12 weeks!

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