Train Your Brain

It has been a well-known fact for many years that physical activity is good for your body. Walking for just thirty minutes a day keeps your heart healthy, promotes a healthy body weight, and reduces your risk of many diseases. What you may not know is that physical activity is also good for your brain. It makes physical changes to how your brain works and it also improves your mood. Here are just a few of the benefits to training your brain!


Physiological Benefits:

        Improves learning and memory

        Prevents and delays loss of function and dementia associated with aging

        Prevents neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease

         stroke, and multiple  sclerosis

        Stimulates the production of new neurons in the  brain                             

        Strengthens the neurons response to activity so you can remember things


        Stimulates blood flow to the brain and helps in the process of forming

         new blood  cells from old ones

        Makes the brain more effective by changing the way the

         neurotransmitters send  signals

        Improves motor learning skills

        Lowers stress indicators like tension, resting heart rate, and stress


Psychological Benefits:

        Decreases depression

        Increases self-confidence and creates a more          positive self-image

        Reduces anxiety and neuroticism

        Reduces stress and stressful emotions

        Gives a feeling of control and self-efficacy

        Allows for social interactions

        It is a source of fun and enjoyment

        Allows for feeling of accomplishment when goals are reached 




For more information check out these websites!

The Center for Brain Health

The American Psychological Association