How Does Exercise Benefit Your Brain?
How Exercise Recharges the Brain
Your day-to-day routine doesn't provide much of a challenge for the brain, which means you're just firing the same neurons over and over again as you get through your day. Adding exercise to your daily routine and trying out new activities gives your brain a chance to fire up an entirely new set of neurons and even exercises a different part of your brain. This is a great "recharge" for your brain and your body, helping boost brainpower, improving memory, and even making it easier for you to learn and synthesize new information.
Key benefits of exercise for the brain include:
- Reduction of depression
- Creation of new neurons
- Increased serotonin production ("feel-good" hormone)
- Improved nervous system functioning
- Better memory
- Improved learning abilities