Exercise Improves Your Brain

Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

It not only helps you maintain a healthy weight, but also improves your mental health, reduces the risk of chronic diseases and boosts your overall well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of exercise and how it can benefit your brain health.

1 – Improves Mental Health

Exercise has been shown to improve mental health by reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are natural chemicals that improve your mood and reduce stress. Exercise also releases Human Growth Hormone, which helps to build BRAND NEW brain cells….and who doesn’t want to make new brain cells daily?

2 – Reduces the Risk of Chronic Diseases

Regular exercise can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Exercise can help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation in the body, all of which can help to reduce the risk of chronic disease.

3 – Boosts Energy and Improves Sleep

Exercise can help boost your energy levels by improving circulation and oxygen flow throughout your body. Regular exercise can also improve your sleep by helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. It is during sleep that your cells get a chance to repair and rejuvenate. Therefore, restful sleep is essential for optimal brain health.

4- Enhances Overall Well-Being

Exercise has numerous benefits for overall well-being. It can help you feel more confident, reduce stress and improve your quality of life. Exercise can also provide a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, especially when you achieve fitness goals or overcome obstacles.

5 – Helps Maintain a Healthy Weight

Regular exercise can help you build new brain cells, in addition to the muscle mass you often think of when exercising. It is also one of the most effective ways to maintain a healthy weight. Being within your optimal weight range decreases the risk of many diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

As children, you likely remember hearing that you needed to ‘eat right and exercise’.

Regular exercise can help maintain a healthy weight, improve mental health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, boost energy, improve sleep and enhance overall well-being.

Whether you prefer running, cycling, yoga or weightlifting, find an exercise routine that works for you and make it a regular part of your life. By prioritizing exercise, you can improve your health and enjoy a happier, healthier life.

Written by Dr. Becky

Dr Becky is a retired functional medicine practitioner; daughter to parents who both died of Alzheimer’s; and now an Alzheimer’s Prevention Advocate, because an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.

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