Keep Your Brain Healthy Through Exercise

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Rebuilding Neural Networks

The concept of being able to rebuild and regrow pathways in the brain is a relatively new discovery. Years ago the common idea was that once brain cells were damaged or died, nothing could be done. Today we know that is not the case, and research has shown that having a physical routine helps you keep your brain active.

Exercise has been clinically proven to keep your neural networks strong and build your brain material. It actually reverses the signs of aging in terms of your brain and mental health.

Another important thing to consider is that physical activity of any kind will help improve this ability. It doesn’t have to be exercise, just get up and move! Exercise also helps encourage good proteins for brain function while inhibiting those that impact the growth of the brain itself.

 

To Maintain Your Mental Health, Exercise Regularly

If you want to get the most improvement to your mental health, you should pick an exercise routine that mimics a normal workout. You can start with a warm-up and slower movements before moving into the more strenuous activity. It can be easy to change the intensity at the comfort of your desk or while you’re sitting on the couch. When you pair brain exercise with physical activity, you’ll get that much more out of your workout routine.

 

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Mental health and the conditions associated with age such as dementia are on the rise in the United States, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it as part of getting older. Physical exercise is an important component to keeping your brain healthy into your golden years.

References:

www.nia.nih.gov

www.adaa.org

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