Your Brain Needs You to Exercise
Exercise: It’s not just for lean muscles, a popping booty or the 6 pack abs. It’s all about your brain!
I’ve recently started a new school run commute that has me cycling at least 10 miles a day.
I am feeling great and know that a big part of it is consistent movement. The heart rate is up and it feels good!
Guess what else? I am noticing that when I get home, I am able to jump into work so much faster. I am more focussed and way more productive.
Exercise is incredibly beneficial for brain health. I don’t know about you, but I want to keep my super computer as healthy as possible!
Aerobic exercise, for example, is really great for your memory. It sends lots of different neuro-chemicals out into the body including some that stimulate the creation of new brain cells in the area of the brain that is known to store long-term memories. It’s also said that this type of exercise is great for helping to repair damaged brain cells!
You’ve heard of runners high? It’s really a thing. When you exercise, your brain releases serotonin and other endorphins known to lift mood. All of this means you’ll feel better and even sleep better!
It’s good to choose different types of exercise, for example it’s great to engage in activities that include others eg team sports. Ensure that you are also getting some exercise that gets your heart rate up, such as HIIT or circuit training. This helps to get more oxygen to your brain.
Even short workouts are super beneficial! Just a few minutes will have you feeling great and give your brain the support it needs.