Exercise is good

It’s easy to say, “Exercise is good for your health.” We all know this. Exercise improves your cardiofitness. Improved cardiovascular health extends your life expectancy. Being active – or NOT being sedentary – also extends your life span. Exercise improves your strength and flexibility. Being physically active reduces the risks of falls for the elderly by improving your proprioception and balance awareness. But exercise also improves brain function. Exercise changes your brain biochemistry. It changes the production of the neurotransmitters in your brain. And by changing those chemicals it changes your mood, reduces depression, anxiety, improves sleep patterns and reduces pain reports. But exercise also changes the actual structure of your brain. It stimulates new neuronal (brain cell) growth. It keeps a brain plastic and adaptable. And this means better long-term memory and cognitive abilities. Exercise prevents the aging of the brain and the loss of brain functions. Watch this quick TED Talk:

March 2019
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