We know the physical health benefits of exercise, such as toned muscles, improved heart, and cardiovascular function. But we often don't fully realize that the health benefits of exercise extend to our brain as well.
In my research, I've discovered numerous brain-health related benefits of exercise.
For instance, exercise has been shown to:
- Treat depression
- Reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's
- Boost your brain function and power
- Decrease your brain age by up to 10 yrs
- Build and protect your brain as you age
Below are 12 mind-blowing links to articles where you'll learn more about the brain benefits of exercise.
While you may not want to spend the time to read them all at once, it would be a good idea to bookmark this page for future reference and study.
Besides listing 3 links from my own website, I've listed links from go-to sites I often use in my research.
OnlineBrainGamesBlog.com – Build and protect your brain for life
Mercola.com – Dr. Mercola's natural health information website
SharpBrains.com – Brain health market research
ScienceDaily.com – Latest research news
Did you discover something from these articles you hadn't known before? Have you been encouraged to either start or maintain an exercise program to benefit not only your body but your brain as well? Let me know in the comment section below.