They walked wherever they had to go, tended their gardens, built their own homes and hunted animals for food.
Now in the modern world, we drive to work, sit at a desk, drive home and sit on the couch. We've almost completely eliminated movement out of our lives.
This is bad news for our bellies, our butts, our backs and most important OUR BRAINS!
How Physical Exercise Pumps up your Brain Power
Physical activity improves the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body, which increases blood flow to the brain. This supplies the brain with more oxygen, glucose and nutrients which enhances the overall brain function.
Ways Physical Activity Benefits the Brain
- Encourages new growth of brain cells
- Enhances your mood
- Enhances cognitive ability
- Calms worry and anxiety
- Helps alleviate depression
- Helps woman cope with hormonal changes
- Sparks better behavior in adolescents
Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to enhance your brain function and keep your body looking good.