Want Motivation to Work Out? Discover how it Keeps your Brain Fit

We all know that exercise has health benefits, but did you know it has a direct impact on the performance of your brain?

You can start getting benefits by simply going on walks regularly. Researchers from the University of California at San Francisco studied 6,000 participants over a period of 8 years. “In the higher-energy groups, we saw much less cognitive decline,” said neurologist Kristine Yaffe, MD. “We also found that for every extra mile walked per week there was a 13% less chance of cognitive decline,”….So you don’t need to be running marathons.”

Finally, even light or moderate exercisers cut their risk significantly for Alzheimer’s and mental decline, according to Dr. Robert P. Friedland at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Furthermore, exercise can increase blood flow in the arterties of your brain by up to 25 percent, according to a study reported in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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