Your Brain on Exercise Part 2

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’s what science has to say about exercise :

  • Physically active women 65+ years old, were less likely to develop cognitive decline.
  • 30 minutes of running for undergrads resulted in faster reaction times and vocabulary learning.
  • Aerobic training increases connectivity in the temporal lobe. By the end of a one-year study, walkers improved their brain connectivity up to the level of college-age young adults.
  • A 25 year study found that higher cardiovascular fitness was associated with better verbal memory and reaction time.
  • Twice weekly resistance training positively impacted the response inhibition processes.
  • Patients with psychiatric disorders that practised yoga or walked for one hour, three times a week, showed higher GABA levels, improved mood, and decreased anxiety. The yoga group showed greater progress than the walkers.

Need more convincing? Read some more exercise benefits here > https://empress2inspire.blog/2021/01/21/your-brain-on-exercise-part-1/

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. the greatvincent says:

    Life should and must be balanced so we shall exercise more and talk less

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    1. GS says:

      Hahah don’t know about talking yes but exercise absolutely

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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  2. There is no end to the benefits of exercise and how important it is in regards to healthy aging and a better quality of life. There is more and more evidence of the importance of exercise to brain health and to help prevent cognitive decline. Good post!

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    1. GS says:

      Yes. Exercise is immensely beneficial to your life and should be incorporated into your weekly routine. It’s vital for staying fit, improving your overall well-being, and lowering your chance of health concerns, especially as you age.

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      1. Totally agree. Now more than ever! Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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