Aerobic Exercise Is the Best Type of Exercise for Your Brain

More and more studies, including two new studies published in the spring, find that any exercise, raising your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for some period of time, or so-called aerobic exercise positively influence your brain, improving your memory, warding off stress, and boosting focus.aerobic exercise

Scientists say that the best type of fitness, for your heart and brain, is any regular aerobic exercise that you can do for at least 45 minutes at a time.

Joe Northey, a lead author of the British study and an exercise scientist and the University of Canberra, says that his research suggests that anyone in good health over 50 should do 45 minutes to an 1 hour of aerobic exercise on as many days of the week as feasible.

These 4 Things Happen to Your Brain When You Quit Exercising

Many studies prove that when you quit exercising is not only bad for your shape, but it is also bad for your brain.quit exercising

John Ratey, M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of the book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exerciseand the Brain, says: “More brain cells are being activated when we exercise than when we’re doing anything else.”

Here are four negative things that happen to your brain when you quit exercising:

  1. Your mood may go down.
  2. Your memory may falter.
  3. Your mind becomes less sharp.
  4. You may have trouble with concentration.

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