Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Can Exercise Make You Smarter?

It is not secret that exercise is good for your heart and waist line. Did you know that is also good for your brain? Exercise boosts brain power and may actually make your smarter.

Exercise improves circulation in your body, this includes your brain. Physical activity boosts your metabolism, decreases stress and improves your mood. All of this helps your brain preform better. Exercise increases energy levels as well as serotonin in the brain. The increase in serotonin leads to improved mental clarity, which leads to a productive day.

People who are active perform much better at work or school. This is also good for companies because exercise increases productivity and can decrease sick days people may take.

This is also good news in terms of Alzheimer's disease. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that those who exercised at least 3 times a day were about a third less likely to develop Alzheimer's and dementia.

So next when you keep losing your keys or repeatedly can not find where you parked your car, exercise can help with that!

"Aerobic Exercise May Prevent the Risk of Dimentia." American Fitness (2012): 47. Print.

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