Boost your brain power through exercise

Boost your brain power through exercise

All of us have been taught at schools to exercise because it helps with cognitive functions. However, few of us lead a physically active lifestyle after school. More and more research confirms the benefits of exercise to the brain. Here is some interesting science behind the connection between brain and bodily exercise.

Exercise triggers the release of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), a protein that plays a crucial role in promoting neurogenesis, the generation of new brain cells, and repairing damaged brain cells caused by stress.

Additionally, it enhances the connectivity among neural pathways, resulting in improved brain processing speed, giving you a significant edge in today's fast-paced world. By increasing blood flow, exercise ensures an abundant oxygen supply to the brain.

Remarkably, even a moderate workout session of just 20 minutes has been scientifically proven to enhance memory function and facilitate the processing of information.

Engaging in a program of regular exercise of moderate intensity over six months or a year is associated with an increase in the volume of selected brain regions," says Dr. McGinnis for Harward Health Publishing


You can see the benefits to your brain in the countless studies supporting the value of a variety of exercises. Anyone can add exercise to a regular schedule and keep practising exercise anywhere, without any boundaries with gymnastic rings.