The elements of lifestyle

Sport: the brain

There is more than just healthy food that can help build a healthy lifestyle. Adequate exercise is also important. A combination of a healthy diet and sufficient exercise produces better long-term results. Before we get started with active exercise, we take a look at how sport positively influences your brain.

Physical activity improves cognitive functioning, mental health and memory. It also hinders the development of certain neurological disorders. See below the neurological benefits of exercise:

Do you want to strive for a healthy and happy life? Then the health of your brain should be one of your top priorities. Give your brain enough oxygen through exercise.

Do you find the link between sports and your brain interesting? And would you like to know more about the effects of exercise? Hover your mouse over the figures below!

Physical activity increases the levels of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine.
The conversion of these three together results in hyper-stimulation of the mind, providing increased focus, attention and reaction time for at least two hours.
Physical activity has a positive impact on your brain. This is due to the brain’s neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, which increases during strenuous exercise.
BDNF is also called the Miracle-Gro protein of the brain by scientists. It helps keep your brain youthful by growing new brain cells. That process is called neurogenesis.
Specifically, exercise makes for a youthful brain.
BDNF is powerful. Increasing BDNF with physical activity is a potential weapon in the fight to treat or prevent conditions such as Alzheimer’s and even cognitive aging.
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