Exercise to Feed Your Brain
Everyone knows that exercise is an important component for being healthy.
However, exercise is not just physically beneficial for the body. Regular,
meaningful exercise has shown to have a positive impact on the brain.
Although exercise in a general sense has a positive impact, it’s important
to know that some exercises are more stimulating than others. People can
incorporate endurance training, cardio, strength training with weights and
high intensity interval training, but according to a new study conducted on
rats, some types of exercises provide more beneficial effects. The forms of
exercise that were compared were weight training, running, and
high-intensity interval training. Even though it may seem to be productive,
going hard at the gym may not have the biggest influence on the brain
health. LONG DISTANCE RUNNING showed the biggest influence on the brain,
most especially in improving memory and the ability to learn. This isn’t to
say that you should only run as exercise for this reason. All forms of
exercise will have a positive impact on the function of the brain, just in
different ways and unfortunately not studied enough through research.
Exercise has shown to have an impact on the structure and function of the
brain. Studies showed that physical activity will increase brain volume!
This is similar to training muscles, but in the brain. Exercise also
stimulates the growth of NEW brain cells. Research has shown that the
number of brain cells doubles or can even triple in areas such as the
hippocampus, a key area focused on memory and learning, especially compared
to sedentary populations.
It’s important to make regular exercise an important part of your week.
Your brain could use it! Your Mississauga Chiropractors are here to help
make sure you’re in great shape in order to maintain a healthy, but
especially active lifestyle. Additionally, Chiropractic adjustments alone
have shown to improve brain activity as well, especially in areas of higher
function and learning. We’d love to work with you to make sure you’re on
track towards a healthier you! You deserve to be at your best. If you’d
like to talk to us about this, feel free to reach out to us at