We have all heard about the countless benefits of what exercise do to our body, but there is a fact that was hidden from us for so long. That fact is, our daily exercising regimen just not do good to our body it has a great impact on our memory too. With the passing time, our memory somehow gets compromised, either because of the growing age or growing concerns.
Heart stroke, diabetics, high blood pressure, obesity, and depression are all good reasons to be at the gym, but our hectic life had made our memory so weak that we have to take every measure to ensure that we are doing something for our mental well being too.
According to a study done by the University of British Columbia, an aerobic session regularly- the sort that pumps up your heart and makes you sweat like crazy, also boosts the size of the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the area of the brain that works for learning and verbal memory.
The result of the study also suggests that toning exercises, muscle building, resistance training and balance do not have the same effect on the brain as the aerobics have. So, if you are working out mainly for the sake of your memory than now, you know what to go for.
A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise in Australia says.
There is now a wide body of research showing that the benefits to the body with exercise also exist for the brain, when older adults undertake aerobically, we see changes to the structure and function of areas of the brain responsible for complex mental tasks and memory function.
He further added
Each type of exercise seems to have different effects on the growth factors responsible for the growth of new neurons and blood vessels in the brain that may indicate why doing aerobic is of benefit to cognitive function.
You may have heard of this before that an adequate exercising regimen enables you to relax as it gives you some ‘you to you’ time and let you think that you are doing something for your own sake and builds your confidence. So while there is so much that exercising is doing to your brain directly, it is also doing abundant of things for it indirectly- reduced anxiety, lesser mood swings, reduced stress and proper sleep are the products of exercising too.
Some studies also suggested that people who workout have more volume on those parts in the brain that controls the memory and thinking ability. An instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School and a neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital say.
Even more exciting is the finding that engaging in a program of regular exercise of moderate intensity over six months or a year is associated with an increase in the volume of selected brain regions.
-Dr. Scott McGinnis
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
For now, we are uncertain on how and what exercise to opt and what not but according to the studies, aerobics is doing better than the rest. Consult your instructor and ask them to add some mixture of different exercises.
For better mental health exercising is essential, but a well-balanced menu can also do wonders.
IF HAVING DIFFICULTY?
I understand that working out may not seem to be the best idea for most of us due to the hard life we spend but comprehend that giving yourself an hour a day can make things better for you, your difficult life can be better.
- Commit to yourself.
- Install an application that may help you track your day to day progress. Tracking your progress makes you reach your goal.
- Hire a professional if you can. Hiring someone makes things more comfortable as there is someone else on your behalf thinking for your betterment while you can relax.
- Working out in a group or with your friends increase the chances of your sticking to the plan.
- Challenge yourself and see yourself getting closer to your destination.
Working out can be fun for some of us but for the rest, it is a nightmare, but you can make it fun. Studies suggest that working out near water helps you work out with better motivation. May it be onshore or offshore, try to make frequent visits around water.
Go for exercises or sports that help you make your mind work or relax entirely. Paddle boarding, scuba diving, swimming and other activities like these can help you with the plan.
Author bio: Michelle Hannan is a nutritionist, and she’s on a mission to give you all the information you need to lose weight successfully. She also blogs regularly at https://www.hcgdietinfo.net/