In fact, the brain is one big muscle that also needs regular training. This can be done even with the usual physical activity in the hall, and not only solving complex mathematical problems. Simple exercises help us deal with stress, improve creativity, train memory and concentration. To improve the brain, you don’t even need to spend a lot of time in the hall. A fairly simple walk at a fast pace several times a week.
Training improves memory.
The hippocampus is the part of the brain that responds most to exercise. He is responsible for managing emotions, remembering the terrain and is one of the few parts of the brain that is responsible for creating neurons (these are cells that are able to store, process and transmit information). The hippocampus is able to grow and work more productively during training. Also, German scientists have proven that information is easier to remember when walking, running or cycling. It is worth trying this method before an important exam.
Sport boosts concentration
Researchers in the Netherlands conducted an experiment on schoolchildren. They gave standard lessons, but during the breaks they did twenty-minute workouts.
This improved academic performance in children, helped them not to be distracted by phones and conversations, and improved physical fitness and concentration.
In Germany, they took ten-minute breaks that did not imply a heavy load – it was enough just to walk around the hall and hit the ball on the floor with two hands. On adults, such experiments have not yet been conducted, but scientists think that increasing concentration through exercise helps at any age.
Exercise Improves Mental Health
During training, the body produces endorphins, which are considered hormones of happiness. This is partly due to the fact that we become satisfied with ourselves when we begin to play sports and make our body better.
Moreover, training helps to dull the pain, which is sometimes even compared to the similar effect of cannabis. yoga also teaches breathing control, the ability to listen to your body and reduces stress.
Sport develops creative thinking.
Walking and running calmly help the brain to develop a special type of thinking – divergent, which helps to find a solution to the problem in several ways at once. This helps a lot not only in stressful situations, but also in creativity. For example, artists or writers.
Helps maintain memory in old age
It has been proven that regular exercise helps fight senile dementia (dementia). This does not mean that you need to spend several hours in the hall. It will be enough to spend from 30 to 50 minutes on a brisk walk about three times a week. Even simple dances will help maintain a clear mind for a long time and improve memory. Training helps to expand blood vessels, improve blood circulation and blood flow to the brain, which contributes to the formation of new nerve cells. Moreover, training strengthens our heart, blood vessels and lungs, which will be a big plus not only now, but also in old age.
Sport improves the condition of our entire body
Agree that sitting at home and watching TV shows is quite fun, but it does not bring much benefit to our body and consciousness? Instead, it’s always better to go for a walk, ride a bike, or dance. Any activity helps us make decisions faster, makes our body and mind healthier, and also struggles with a bad mood. So it is always better to spend time on physical activity than to sit out at home on the couch. In addition, for people who work in the office, this is simply necessary, because sport helps not to focus on negative thoughts, relaxes and trains the muscles that we sit all day.
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