6 different ways exercise makes your brain better

August 15th, 2012   admin   Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , ,

  1. Fitness Training:as we get older, the birth of our brain cells slows and tissue of our brain shrinks. Study shows that people ranging from 60 to 79 that do six month of aerobic fitness training, the brain volume makes a significant increase.
  2. Exercising boost brains building hormones:The chemical in the brain known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF stimulates the growth and proliferation of brain cells. The more you exercise, the more BDNF you produce.
  3. Helps fight depression and anxiety:Exercising can help the body’s production of serotonin and dopamine, brain chemicals crucial to a happy mood(which you get once it boost endorphins levels)
  4. Reduce Stress:Exercise lowers cortisol levels, helping you to think straight as well as believed to help generate new nerve cells in the dentate gyrus of the brain.
  5. Improves brain functionality:People who work out for 30 to 45 minutes a day for 6 months, the brain improves on memory, ability to focus on complex tasks, organize and to think abstractly.
  6. Sensitivity to insulin:Regular exercise can reverse insulin resistance. Insulin sensitivity increases, stabilizing your blood sugar levels after you eat can help prevent type 2 diabetes. The better your blood sugar control, the more protected you are against age-related cognitive decline.

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Bryan Vallejo

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