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Why Exercise is Good For Your Brain

Exercise is not only good for our muscles, it is also good for our brains.  I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “use it or lose it”.  Just like we lose our muscles when you don’t use them or work them on a regular basis, the same goes for your brain.  We’re always being told to do things that challenge our brains such as word puzzles or eating with the opposite hand.  But, did you know that physical exercise also works your brain?

Your brain benefits in many ways when you work out.  Here are just a few things that exercise does for our brain:

  • Increases storage of sensory memories
  • Improves learning and mental performance
  • Helps prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Reduces sensitivity to stress, depression and anxiety
  • Releases endorphins
  • Helps with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Helps maintain and regenerate adult nerve cells

Health Benefits Of Exercise

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