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Five ways exercise improves your brain function

Our brain is involved in almost everything we do. Just like any other body part, our brain needs to be taken care of too. Exercising the brain can not only help in improving memory but also focus and other daily functionalities. This is important especially for the older crowd. Research indicates that people of all ages can benefit by incorporating simple yet effective brain training exercises. Studies reveal that brain training exercises are one of the best ways to hone mental sharpness and stay healthy.

According to a study done by the University of British Columbia, researchers reveal that adhering to regular aerobic exercises can help the brain perform better and smarter. It is advisable to do exercises which gets your sweat gland pumping or your heart racing. Such exercises have shown a positive impact on the size of the hippocampus, the part that is responsible for verbal memory and learning. On the other hand, resistance training, muscle toning and balance did not have the same effect as foreseen in learning. This blog will further enunciate the ways through which exercises can stimulate and improve your brain activities.

Boost your memory
There are two parts of the brain – the hippocampus and the frontal lobe. The hippocampus is the core part of the brain whose activities can be improved through cardiovascular fitness.

Exercise and concentration – interlinked
Research has identified that exercise can help one focus and stay attentive much longer. A study in Holland by a group of university students revealed that through the aid of 20-minute-long aerobic-style workouts, the attention span can increase by 25%. Exercising can help on to become better at multitasking, ignoring distractions and even grasping complex information.

Improvement in mental health
As individuals, all of us must have experienced a sense of joy or euphoria after working out. Not only because of the results it may show physically, but also helps one to feel at peace. Scientifically, these are known as the psychoactive receptors. Can also talk about endorphins in this section.

Stopping cognitive decline
To foresee a cognitive decline in your brain activities, it is completely necessary to undertake extreme workout patterns. Exercises as simple as 30-45 minutes of brisk walking, every two to three times a week can both help you feel relaxed as well as reduce the chances of dementia.

Increase brain cells
Until 1999, research indicated that the development of a brain was complete during the birth itself and unlike other organs, it may not be capable of growing more cells. However, a study conducted by Salk Institute suggested that an adult human brain is very much capable of producing replenished brain cells through the aid of exercise and good food habits.
At our brain training centre in Dubai, we customize a treatment plan based on the diagnosis in order to improve brain activity. If you are looking for a centre that can give a detailed outlook on the various brain training treatments, get in touch with us right away at +971 4 589 6983.


Dr. Upasana Gala is the founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a Neurofeedback centered institute that focuses on using non-invasive brain training techniques to maximize the brain's true potential.

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