#Olympicmoms Brain Insight #3

Sunday, February 9, 2014

When you exercise, not only will your body benefit... 
so will your brain! 

#Olympicmoms - #exercise

There is continuously growing evidence to demonstrate how physical activity positively impacts the brain. You can use the Olympics as inspiration and opportunity to increase movement in your life. Go to OlympicMoms to get LOTS of family fun ideas for activity during the Olympics! 

#Olympicmoms - #exercise

Learn More: 

The Effects of Exercise on the Brain

MK McGovern

Exercise has been touted to do everything from treat depression to improve memory, with the power to cure a host of problems while preventing even more. In particular, exercise leads to the release of certain neurotransmitters in the brain that alleviate pain, both physical and mental. Additionally, it is one of the few ways scientists have found to generate new neurons. Much of the research done in this area has focused on running, but all types of aerobic exercise provide benefits. Although the exact nature of these benefits is still being determined, enough research has been done to provide even skeptics with a motivation to take up exercise. Exercise exerts its effects on the brain through several mechanisms, including neurogenesis, mood enhancement, and endorphin release. Read more here
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