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  • Writer's pictureAdam Burdick

What Can Exercise Do To Your Brain?

When we think about the benefits of exercise, we usually think of better sleep, more energy, maintaining a healthy weight, stronger muscles or a healthier heart.

These are all true. But we rarely consider the effects that physical activity can have on the most important organ in our bodies: the brain.

Learning: Even one exercise session can help you retain physical skills by enhancing "muscle memory".

Reduce Depression Risk: Exercise boosts the production of PGC-1alpha which breaks down depression causing kynurenine.

Head & Heart: Exercise is good for the heart which positively affects the pumping of blood and oxygen to the brain.

Long Term Memory: Exercise releases a stress hormone, norepinephrine which plays a strong role in memory.

Boost creativity: Researchers at Stanford University found that exercise boosts creativity by up to 60%.


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