The brain is "like a muscle" and working our body’s muscles can actually benefit our grey matter.
It has been proven that running and performing a broad variety of sports have profound effects on our brain. Moreover, specific physical activities can alter its cognitive structure.
Let's find the best ways to prepare physically for mental challenges such as exams, interviews and creative projects.
The hippocampus (a specific area of our brain) grows as people get fitter. Since this part is at the core of the brain's learning and memory systems, this explains the memory-boosting effects of cardiovascular fitness.
Exercise can help us focus and stay on task, ignoring distractions, multitasking, and holding information in our minds. Just 10 minutes of coordination skills improves the attention of of young students and adults.
Improving mental health
Love it or hate it. It's not clear how much endorphin actually gets into the brain when running, but there is evidence that it is a promising way to overcome depression. Exercise seems as effective as antidepressant drugs and psychological treatments.
Walking gives wings to the imagination and it bolsters divergent thinking. If someone is struggling to think of a solution, a simple stroll may be enough.