Everybody knows that if you want to maintain your physical health, you’ve got to exercise regularly. However, a less intuitive benefit of exercise involves increased brain function. People often refer to the brain as a muscle, but you can beef it up with more than mental gymnastics. Here, we’ve gone over how exercise can benefit your brain’s mental capacities.
Stave Off Depression:
An imbalance of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine usually brings on what we know of as depression. Fortunately, regular exercise improves the production and regulation of all three of these chemicals. Work hard to feel good.
Your brain feeds off oxygen, which it gets from the blood flowing through your body. Because exercise increases blood flow, you can look at it like “brain food”. Keep your brain “full”, and it will perform better.
Keep Your Goals On Track:
A University of Iowa research study found that people who exercised regularly had a greater likelihood of completing their goals. They theorized that carrying out and completing one goal helped motivate them to do the same with the others.
The benefits you’ll reap from regular exercise seem endless. If you’d like some top-of-the-line exercise equipment to get you going, Fitness HQ has you covered. To find out more about the products we offer, please don’t hesitate to talk to one of our friendly representatives at (512) 346-9300 for our Austin location or at (210) 699-8100 for our San Antonio location.