Your brain becomes much more active during exercise, “perhaps more active than at any other time,” says Maddock. One way neurons communicate is with electrical pulses, and sometimes entire networks of neurons fire in unison, like a group of soccer fans chanting together at a game. These synchronized pulses are known colloquially as brain waves. Different kinds of brain waves, characterized by the number of times they oscillate in a single second, are linked to one’s mental state and mood.
Here are some benefits of exercising on our body :
- Increase functional activity of the temporal lobe, which is responsible for storing sensory memories.
- Improve learning and mental performance.
- Help prevent and treat dementia, Alzheimer’s, and brain aging.
- Encourage the pituitary gland to release endorphins.
- Reduce sensitivity to stress, depression, and anxiety.
- Reduce the impairment of brain cells and loss of coordination related to Parkinson’s disease.
- Increase levels of brain derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), which maintains and regenerates adult nerve cells.
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More about what science has to say about exercise tomorrow.