You already work out and try to eat healthy. You know that eating healthy and working out makes you look younger, helps your skin and keeps your weight down. You do it not just for the way you look, you know that having a very sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental, especially as you get older.
Your brain needs to be exercised to. You are always using your brain. You may choose to exercise your brain by doing things like sudoku and doing creative things. You exercise your brain by learning instruments or writing stories. You can’t forget that you also exercise your brain by actually exercising.
Your brain is an organ that lives inside your body, and working out certainly affects your brain.
How does exercise affect your brain?
Doing cardio is great for your heart, your body and your brain. Even just exercising for a brief time may actually affect how your brain processes information and how your memory functions. Getting your heart pumping and your blood flowing means that your brain function improves considerably.
Your cognitive performance doesn’t just improve while you are exercising, but there are some studies that may indicate that your brain and cognitive function increases across your entire life as you exercise. You can even improve your brain health by doing some limited exercising when you are older, which can help slow down some natural decreasing of the brain.
You probably already know that exercise helps you unwind, but it also protects you from future anxiety and stress, so if you are feeling frazzled, the gym is always a good bet. Since exercise produces endorphins, you can be sure that if you are a bit sad you’ll feel better after a run on the treadmill, but there is some indication that it also helps alleviate depression.
You need to exercise to look after your body. Just don’t forget that exercising also helps your brain.