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Try Exercising to Make Connections in the Brain

By Tom Herrin

Exercising with a cause in mind can be one of the best ways to have real motivation.  Whether someone is wanting slim down, improve their heart and circulatory system, or just get in shape in general, it takes commitment.  Getting to the point in which motivation is part of life can take some patience.  For those who need another type of incentive, exercise can also affect the functioning of the brain.  It may be difficult for some to believe, but exercise can actually have an impact the way the brain works.  It is even possible for some to exercise with the purpose of boosting brain function.

Exercise for Memory

Who would have thought that exercise could do anything for the memory?  It would have always seemed that some kind of mental practice made more sense.  With today's research, a lot more has been discovered about just what can affect memory.  Apparently much of memory has to do with the hippocampus, and exercise is known to help to develop parts of it.  When this happens, the function is known to improve as this recording process goes on.

Connectors Have a Big Role in the Brain

The brain is a complicated organ.  Its intricate network of connectors has much to do.  It is believed that exercise can help in the development of neurons.  These neurons play an important part in new learning, so people who learn a new skill will do so using these processes and relying on the development of these new neurons.  If they learn any kind of new information, these neurons are storing a significant amount of it.  It is an amazing process, and exercise can support it.

It Is Good to Have So Much Control

Many of us become stressed about the things we have no control over.  It is one of the most common sources of depression.  The feeling of having no control over our lives can become serious.  I know that first-hand.  As a result, I try to do everything I can to manage my health and intervene when possible.  I am especially concerned about losing mental ability, so I don't mind doing a little exercise for that if it can help.  We all have to evaluate our personal health and make the right decisions about it.  Who knows?  You may exercise your way into a higher degree of intellect.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Goleta, Calif.

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