Exercise & Brain Function
How can fitness help us?
There has been a lot of study over the years regarding exercise and brain function. The most recent studies are all concluding that there are links between exercise and improved cognitive performance.
This boost in mental capacity and power is associated with white matter integrity.
There are many benefits how exercise can benefit the mind, these benefits include:
- Physical fitness can improve the risk of dementia and receive depressive symptoms
- Improving or maintaining physical strength and fitness also boosts the cognitive performance of healthy individual , from people of all ages and with different cognitive impairments
- Physical fitness has also show positive changes in brain structure
- Improved physical strength and fitness generally provides more energy for the body which in turn creates a higher level or alertness and cognitive processing for our brain