The brain-boosting effects of exercise

Brain vita

Exercising regularly ramps up blood flow to the brain, improving nutrients and oxygen supply and satisfying the energy needs of the brain

Brain gain

Spending time in the gym triggers neurogenesis or forming new neurons and fosters neuroplasticity or making new neural connections which improves learning and memory

Rejuvenating nerve cells

Exercising promotes growth factors production in brain, which help protection and repair impaired nerve cells

Sweat away the stress

Our brain has chemical sensors to detect stress. When we exercise, the number of these sensors reduces, thereby reducing the impact of stress

Defense against neurodegenerative conditions

Exercise promotes the production of irisin hormone in muscles, which helps clear brain plaques, in turn slowing Alzheimer’s progression

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