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Choose the Right Exercise for the Brain

By Tom Herrin

When exercising for a purpose, it is a good idea to identify just what kinds of activities can satisfy the need.  Running or biking are good for leg development.  Plenty of other things work for the upper body or core.  It is also possible to do exercises that may be able to help in brain development or maintenance.  Even though most probably consider exercise as good for physical improvement, it may also help for supporting brain function.  It is even possible to do certain exercises to help specific kinds of issues.  

Some Exercises May Help Concentration

Most people have seen others who are engaged in some kind of exercise that seems to use or develop concentration.  This is obviously an ability of someone to focus on a task or problem without distraction.  It is needed for more intense mental function.  Some of the exercises that seem to work the best are pretty common and may be done at home alone or in groups.  Yoga, tai chi, and aerobics are all found on the list of those most recognized as beneficial for concentration.

Exercise to Improve Memory

Problems with memory are pretty common, especially as people age.  Many times, it can turn into a fairly serious problem.  Doing something to protect memory can become a big concern.  Selecting the right exercises may help to accomplish the intended purpose.  Some of the exercises that may be effective for memory are aerobics, walking, and riding a bicycle.  These all fall into the category of providing continuous oxygen while being active.  It is worthwhile for those who are concerned about issues with memory to focus on these exercises, or others like them, so that they can work to build protection from problems that may become serious.

Build What You Want With the Right Exercises

In order to improve, or maintain, our mental functions, we can make good choices.  If we know what our needs are, we can make a better plan for improvement.  As we age, many of us have good reason to be concerned about declining mental function.  It may seem natural for some, but it doesn't necessarily have to be.  I try to include as many activities as possible that can help to boost or preserve mental abilities.  It makes sense and is often pretty easy to do.  It can't hurt to make that simple investment of time and effort.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.

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