Physical exercise is not only important for your body’s health, it also helps your brain stay sharp. Your brain is no different than the rest of the muscles in your body. You utilise the gym to stimulate the growth of muscle cells, just as you use a brain fitness program to increase connections in your brain. Exercise affects the brain on multiple fronts.
- Increases heart rate, which pumps more oxygen to the brain.
- Aids release of a plethora of hormones, all of which participate in aiding and providing a nourishing environment for the growth of brain cells.