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Exercise and Brain Function May Go Together

By Tom Herrin

One of the best ways to improve condition is to work out.  Exercise in almost any form can always help to make the body work better physically.  It is essential to enjoy the most efficient functioning possible of the body.  While the physical body needs to function well, it is critical to health for the brain to operate as well as possible.  It seems that while exercise can do this for the body, it may be able to do this for the brain as well.  As a result, some good planning and a little effort may do as much for the function of the brain as it does the body.

Good Circulation Can Make All Things Work Better

When people want their physical body to work well, they need to assure a steady flow of blood.  Exercise can help to be sure that oxygen and other essentials are supplied to those parts.  The brain is no different.  Exercise can boost the blood supply to the brain and help to increase the size of some parts.  This may improve efficiency and speed of operation.  This is known to help to boost memory and general cognitive function.  Who ever thought that exercise could make the brain work better?

Reducing Stress May Help Avoid Dementia

Exercise is also known to decrease stress levels in the body.  When people exercise, they can help to promote the release of chemicals that can make them feel good.  Doing so on a regular basis can help in the long run as it is believed that those who have higher levels of stress have higher risks of developing dementia.  Since this seems to be a greater national health concern, simply exercising may be one of the best preventatives possible.  It is another good reason to include it daily.

Take the Worry Out of Everyday Life

We can all do well to form good practices. Keeping our mental health in mind as we do is important.  Like so many others, I have known those who suffered from dementia, or other mental issues, and experienced problems as a result.  I always try to find ways to help me to maintain better mental function.  Learning new information and performing mentally challenging tasks are thought to help.  Keeping up a regular exercise routine as well may be another thing that could be a good practice.

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

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