The science behind why exercise makes you happy [Infographic]

You’re not imagining it. Exercise is definitely messing with your brain — in a good way! — by boosting your mood and maybe even giving you a feeling of euphoria.

This infographic from Health Central shows exactly what’s going on between your body and brain as you work off stress and build stronger muscles. From fighting depression to building your immunity to stress, it’s safe to say exercise provides more than just physical benefits — it’s improving your mental state as well.