5. Strengthen Your Brain
The increased blood flow that results from exercise also benefits your brain, allowing it to function better almost immediately. As a result, you tend to feel more focused after a workout. Furthermore, exercising regularly will promote the growth of new brain cells. In your hippocampus, these new brain cells help boost memory and learning. “When you work out regularly, your brain gets used to this frequent surge of blood and adapts by turning certain genes on or off. Many of these changes boost brain cell function and protect from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or even stroke, and ward off age-related decline.”
Exercise also encourages your brain to work at optimum capacity by causing your nerve cells to multiply, strengthening their interconnections and protecting them from damage.
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Exercise helps your body to tone up and become leaner, but this benefit may pale in comparison to what it does for your body image. A meta-analysis of 57 studies found that exercise improves the way people feel about their bodies.
“Burst into Fitness”
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Thursday May 29th at 6:30pm
A high energy circuit training class sure to get your blood pumpin’! Bring your water, towel, and some friends…ALL are welcome for this FREE fitness class. (Medium to High impact level)