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Brainiacs May Be Into Exercise

By Tom Herrin

Many times, when someone appears to be on the really smart side, people naturally assume they are a bookworm.  The last thing they may be thought of is someone who works out regularly.  While in years past, it may have seemed that the twain never met, but things are different in today's world.  Some studies have shown that those who exercise actually may be doing some things for their brains that are really useful.  Who would have thought that physical activity could do anything to boost the brain?  In reality some exercises may improve the brain's ability to assimilate new information.  That may be good news for all.

Exercise May Help the Brain Grow

Many never imagined that exercising could have any real effect on brain size.  Like so many other parts of the body, when it is supplied with plenty of nutrients and oxygen, some parts of the brain can actually increase in size.  When this happens, those affected parts may work more efficiently and faster.  This can mean a greater capacity to learn new things.  What some once thought to be a laughable idea is a reality.

It Is Possible to Reconnect Some Parts With Exercise

Apparently when people exercise, they are able to help promote growth and development of neurons.  This is another thing that was once considered unlikely, but today there is a belief that it happens.  These neurons are what helps to create learning, so when people learn new information or a new skill, these neurons play a big role in that process.  Younger and healthier neurons may be part of being smarter, or at least it may boost learning ability.  Anyone would appreciate that.

Think Health Maintenance

It is the responsibility of each of us to be aware of things that can help with our health.  If we are on top of it, we will be able to take active steps that may be preventative in nature.  Many of us do this with our physical health but often forget our mental health.  Many exercises can be good for brain development or protection from harm.  I try to do things that may be able to enable me to remain a better learner.  I try to do things to protect my mental health as well.  If we will stay well-versed on the subject, we are sure to be successful.

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

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