The brain is the exclusive organ controlling our each and every moment. It works properly when it receives proper food which is oxygen, transmitted to it via blood. Oxygen is the brain’s chief energy. Although most of us believe that exercises are good for health and body we are not so familiar with its wonderful effects on our brain. Physical activity or exercise is an outstanding way to increase blood flow and let go of more oxygen to the brain. It perks ups the entire circulation of the body.
Physical exercises make you strong and allow you to meet different challenges of life. All this occurred because you have strong brain-enriched with blood and oxygen. The active brain makes you handle emergencies, difficult situations or events.
The release of Important Endorphin
When we exercise, it indirectly leads to brain exercise. In this way, there is a release of an important neurotransmitter occurs, the Endorphins. It is a natural analgesic. Its release causes the body to feel being ecstatic and contented. This endorphin also works to reduce depression and stress. We have seen that physically active people enjoy life more by being confident and satisfied. Because of exercise, our body becomes capable of self-medicating and removes every kind of stress and strain itself.
Some Exercises You can perform
You can carry out a wide range of physical exercises such as aerobics, walking briskly, riding a bike, swimming, running and taking parts in different sports
Benefits of Walking To Brain
Walking is considered especially excellent exercise for the brain because it not only augments blood circulation and the oxygen but also allows more glucose to reach the brain. It is not difficult to perform, anyone can do it easily and it also does not let you put in extra efforts. As you walk, your brain efficiently gets oxygenated. It is also said that walking lucid your head and is, therefore, help in thinking better.
Different kinds of movements we do while exercising increase the rate of breathing and this further increases heart rate. Increased heart rate pumps more blood to meet its increasing demand. Therefore, more blood flows to the brain, resulting in more energy production and removal of wastes. Even some researches say that in reaction to exercise, the cerebral blood vessels start growing. Walking regularly can lead to enhance memory as well. It improves learning ability, cognitive functions & concentration, and allows conceptual reasoning.
Running & Sports Benefits
By either running or doing any sports, you are directly exercising your body and brain. It is said that running boosts up the brain functions and even may setback the inception and succession of some neurodegenerative diseases.
Make Brain Intelligent
Physical exercises also increase the production of brain cell, particularly in the areas of learning, and therefore add more brain power. Scientists believe that there is a link between exercise and getting intelligent while doing so. It assists in removing any ambiguity from the mind and a person may then be able to feel and think evidently and execute work better. Once this is accomplished brain setups more space to learn in addition to new cells production.
Brain Prospect and Your Life!
As with regular exercise, people not only feel healthy and active for that period but these exercises also provide benefit for later life. Accrued exercises over the years and the steady flow of blood and oxygen to your brain, coupled with new cells produced in the brain all can lead to decrease the risk of development of degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson disease, Alzheimer’s disease when aging starts. This is also true with other cerebral problems such as dementia, as commonly diagnosed in elderly people. Exercise induces long-lasting effects on your body and brain. All these help you to concentrate, think, and feel. You will make decision rightly; handle critical matters patiently and wisely. You will find a boost to your memory as well. Just start doing a physical activity of your choice; you will definitely feel a change, obviously positive change with a natural increase of blood and oxygen flowing to your brain.
Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics. She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.