How Exercise Improves Brain Function
by Trevor Johnson
old age. Motor and visual functions are also boosted.

Brain size- Believe it or not, your brain can actually grow bigger and you smarter with
just a little more movement per day. The brain's frontal cortex size, governing
executive functions is greatly increased by regular exercise most probably due to the
increase in blood flow, brain metabolism and oxygen required for cell growth.

Chemicals- Neuro-chemical levels are significantly increased by exercise, in turn
stimulating neuron nerves also known synapses as well as other brain chemicals
effecting our moods in the form of neurotransmitters.

Balance body and mind- Body and mind activities such as yoga and tai-chi are super
beneficial for brain and body development, striking the ideal balance required for
holistic health. Stress is reduced, thoughts more focused and clearer while the rest of
your body is getting the required exercised to keep it supple, fit and lean.

Moderation- Please remember to start your exercise programme slow and increase it
gradually. Do not skip days and then try to make up by working twice as hard the
next day. Everything in moderation. Your mind will just feel tired and burnt out if you
push it to hard.

Medical advice- Before starting any exercise regime, first consult with your physician
and ask his or her advice on what will be the best physical activities to suit your
medical profile.


About The Author

Trevor Johnson

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Overall health- The advantages of
exercise on the human body should
not be viewed in isolation; it's totally
incorrect to think only organs below
the neck benefit from regular physical
activity. To determine how exercise
improves brain function, you should
start with heart and lung exercise first
and consider better memory and
brain power as a bonus. Exercise is
essential for a healthy body, mind
and even soul. Physical activity
improves cognitive functions such as
concentration and motivation,
decreases stress and anxiety as well
as eliminates cognitive decline during
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