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Exercise For The Brain
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Exercise For The Brain

Recent medical breakthroughs support that fitness is the most important component to healthy living. The notion that fitness is crucial to overall health and mental acuity was a cornerstone of ancient knowledge. Plato Observed Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while all movement and methodical physical exercise saves it and preserves it. And Hippocrates advised, If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health for this is the greatest error of our time.

Exercise recently has been found through a Harvard medical study to have adverse positive effects for psychiatric problems. In addition to promoting better muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness. This study has shown that 50% of the positive effects of exercise directly affect the brain. The effects include a regulation of chemical production, ( healthier emotions ), The ability to balance the parasympathetic ( ability to relax ) and sympathetic Nervous system ( flight or fight response ), cognitive, memory and overcoming anxiety, stress and depression.

The main reason why exercise has such positive effects on the brain is because your brain is receiving fresh air. Your brain is 2% of your body weight but uses 20% of your oxygen intake. Years of inactivity and harmful lifestyle choices ( ex. poor Dietary habits )can result in reduced blood flow and oxygen to the brain, interfering with memory and other mental functions. Exercise will gradually help you increase the oxygen intake and make the cardio vascular system highly effective. The cardio vascular system is the main way blood is transported around the body, also the lunge compacity will also increase and your oxygen intake will increase.

Keeping your brain oxygenated and your mind sharp by maintaining a fitness regimen that includes cardiovascular,strength, flexibility, and balance training. The Keys to get the most out of any fitness program include find activities you love: which will increase motivation for you to do them. What works for you might not work for everyone else. Begin gently, and gradually increase the level of challenge: dont get burnt out! Quit While Your Ahead: The positive feeling at the end of the work out will make it much easier to come back for the next session. Form Is Everything: Make sure you do the body good instead of any harm! Make Exercise part of your everyday life: Consistency is KEY!


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Great article Andrew. And thank you for the reminder that exercise is not only an activity for our body, but also a great exercise for our brain as well. I will approach my workout with a new perspective today! Thanks again for a very educational article.

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  about 6 years ago

I have always been a fan of lifetime learning. I noticed growing up that my family members who did crossword puzzles did not develop the problems that others did. They love of words kept their brains working and young. I have found that these same daily mental exercises help keep me mentally flexible also. Great article.

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  about 7 years ago
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