Boost Your Brain Power With Exercise
There are many positive effects that physical exercise can have on the brain. The most beneficial type of exercise to improve brain function is a form of cardio to increase the heart rate pumping more oxygen to the brain. Nourishing your brain can be done by eating the right brain foods, exercising regularly and maintaining a social connection especially as we get older. Exercise stimulates the brain plasticity by stimulating growth of new connections.
Physical activity produces biochemical changes that stimulate the growth of new connections into brain and its overall performance. Not only this, but your body will be overcome with positive energy also know as the “runners high” as we see a drop in stress hormones and anxiety levels.
Studies have found that when running, you’re able to hit your target heart rate at a more rapid pace than a casual jog. Therefore…
The bigger the workout, the bigger the brain!
Your brain may not be getting the oxygen it needs and could start to perish as you get older. Did you know that men and women with high blood pressure are more susceptible to brain shrinkage? Research has shown that people who don’t exercise suffer memory loss as their brains surface area shrinks. Being active can help to avoid this and reduce risk of dementia. To keep your brain healthy here are some things you can do:
- Reduce your sitting time during the day by going for short walks or standing as much as possible
- Regularly stretching to increase the spread of oxygen throughout the body
- Choose to exercise in the morning to spikes brain activity and prepare you for the day
- Do activities that include a mix of coordination and aerobic exercise
- If you’re feeling tired try doing a few jumping jacks !
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