Mental Health

Nadiya P


April 09, 2023

How Exercise feeds our Brain?

Exercise increases blood flow to our brain. The brain requires good blood circulation due to its high metabolic demand, and exercise helps to fulfill this requirement. An adequate blood flow is not only highly beneficial but also necessary for the brain’s proper functioning. Endurance activity such as long-lasting aerobic activity and running, and resistance exercise, promotes good blood flow, which enables the delivery of essential nutrients . Regular exercise, done several times a week for 30 to 60 minutes, can have several benefits, including: Keeping thinking, reasoning, and learning skills sharp for healthy individuals Improving memory, reasoning, judgment, and other cognitive functions for individuals with mild Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment Delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease for people at risk of developing the disease, or slowing its progress Increasing the size of the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain associated with memory formation.

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