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Your Brain on Exercise

Your Brain on @з0в0о90 Getting Your Sweat On Can... Improue learning and mental performance. Increase functional activity of the temporal lobe, which is responsible for storing sensory memories. Help prevent and treat dementia, Alzheimer's, and brain aging. Encourage the pituitary gland to release endorphins. Reduce sensitivity to stress, depression, and anxiety. Increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which maintains and regenerates adult nerue cells. Reduce the impairment of brain cells and loss of coordination related to Parkinson's disease. What Science Has to Say Physically active women, 65+ years old, were less likely to deuelop cognitive decline 30 MINS of running for undergrads resulted in faster reaction times and vocabulary learning. Dodoo0000000000 Aerobic Training Increases Connectivity in the Temporal Lobe 0.450 0.400 0.350 By the end of a one-year study, walkers improved their brain connectivity up to the leuel of college-age young adults. 0.300 0.250 0.200 -0.150 Non-aerobic control group 0.100 -0.050 Participants who followed a one-year aerobic exercise interuention 0.000 O mos. 6 mos. 12 mos. Young Adult D000000000000000000 A 25-year study found that higher cardiovascular fitness was associated with better verbal memory and reaction Twice-weekly resistance training positiuely impacted the response inhibition processes. Patients with psychiatric disorders that practiced yoga or walked for one hour, three times a week, showed higher GABA* levels, improued mood, and decreased. anxiety. The yoga group showed greater progress than the walkers. time. * The ability to filter inappropriate responses during a conversation * GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid): a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation and induces sleep Making Time for PE THE BRAIN BENEFITS OF EXERCISE FOR KIDS Studies suggest that physical activity is especially important for youth's developing brains. Any form of physical activity produced higher IQ and academic achievement test scores for school-aged children. Just 10 minutes of exercise increased 13-16 year olds' concentration and attention. Exercise reduced symptoms in children. diagnosed with ADHD. Exercise has both physical and mental benefits. While weight maintenance and strength are often touted as key motivators for working out, it can boost your brainpower, too. FIX mednyuedu ncbi.nim.nih.gou nimh.nih.gou Functional Connectivity Zir)

Your Brain on Exercise

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Everyone knows that exercise is good for your body. But did you know that exercise can hold one of the keys to a happier, healthier brain? has created an infographic entitled “Your Brain...




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