Rooting for your favorite team is good for your health!
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!