How the brain benefits from exercise

While a lot of people exercise for their physical appperance and looks a lot of people may not know that it is also very important for healthy brain function. Exercise has been shown in many different studies to improve moods to energy levels to even cognitive functions. I know for myself after I workout I am always in a better mood than I was before. 

Some of the benefits are 

Exercise can improve working memory 
It will improve your mood and fight depression 
Increases concentraion and focus 
Shown to improve overall congnitive performance 
Boosts energy level 
Helps maintain brain volume and healthy brain aging 

Onr of the major factors that shows how exercise can increase the production of BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor). BDNF protien helps regulate synpatic plasticity which is very important for learning and memory. It also helps with growth and helps the brain mature as well. The higher the levels of BDNF in the brain are often lead by better learning and memory retention. 

Overall exercise will improve the functions of the brain in many different ways. Next time you go workout take notice of how you feel before you workout then notice how you feel after! I promise you will see a major difference 

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