It really shouldn’t be a surprise that keeping your body well-maintained physically through exercise has a direct impact on your brain function. In a new write up by Kate Wheeling, she summarizes a few of the processes your brain goes through when you make the decision to exercise. From more active brain waves to an increased awareness of the world as a whole and even contributing to alleviating depression, the evidence for exercise is strong, so get out there and move that body!
- In general, lower frequency brain waved are associated with daily and automatic activities, like toothbrushing.
- High-frequency brain waves occur when brain owners are emersed in stimulating activities that challenge them mentally.
- Modern data suggests that exercise may give the human brain a chance to restock on crucial neurotransmitters.
“The toll our relatively new sedentary lifestyle takes on our bodies is clear: For the first time in U.S. history, younger generations are expected to live shorter, unhealthier lives than their parents.”