Benefits of aerobic exercise for the mind and body

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The path towards enjoying a good run is quite challenging but the benefits worth the effort!

Meet your Dentate gyrus, it’s a part in your brain which takes part with memories encoding, which also will influence the ability to retrieve accurate memory (such as where did you park your car…).

sport can improve your memory

Researches clearly show that daily training such as walking, jogging and running, increases the number of new neurons in the dentate gyrus, which is an integral part of the hippocampus, this part of the brain is critical in learning and memory.

Running prevents stress-induced activation of new neurons in the ventral dentate gyrus.

Running will also increase the levels of endocannabinoids in your bloodstream. It decreases anxiety-like behavior due to its’ ability to easily flow through the cellular barrier separating the bloodstream from the brain, where these mood-improving neuromodulators promote short-term psychoactive effects such as reduced anxiety and calm feeling.

You will also enjoy benefits for a long term, those who run on a regular basis will enjoy the growth of new vessels which will nourish their brain, also can prevent cognitive decline thanks to neurogenesis process in which the brain’s performance is improved.

Research findings which were published on “brain science” suggest that engaging in a regular physical training routine may be employed as a useful strategy to enhance creativity and problems solving ability in daily life.  In the case of creative thinking, walking and easy jogging may be more effective than intensive activity.

Researches also show that aerobic exercise is especially helpful. A simple bike ride, dance class, or even a brisk walk can be a powerful tool for those suffering from chronic anxiety!

For those of you who want to start easy, even slow walking or Tai Chi, 10 minutes a day, may improve your brain’s ability to differentiate between memories, such as remembering where you left your keys…

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