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5 ways exercise benefits your brain

Boost your memory and improve brain function as you age with exercise.

Written by Bhakti Paun Sharma | Published : November 6, 2017 4:12 PM IST

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If you thought weight loss was the only thing you get from regular exercise, you are wrong. Besides the other health benefits, regular physical activity ensures a proper supply of oxygen-rich blood to the brain, thereby improving memory, intelligence, and attention along with relieving stress and depression. Here are 5 ways exercise is beneficial for your brain:

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Cardio For Brain

Sharpens memory: A study published in the journal Acta Psychologica revealed that enhancing memory could be as simple as doing 20 minutes of exercise.

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Improves brain function: According to studies published in the Journal Cortex, physical activities like jogging, swimming, walking or dancing are known to contribute to brain function. This also reduces the chances of Alzheimer’s as you age. During the test, adults performed memory tasks better while performing a physical activity.  Also Read - Building Healthy Habits: 3 Steps To Overcome Early Onset Of Lifestyle Diseases

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Engaging In Cardio Activities

As the name suggests, any physical activity that affects the heart's action is considered suitable for blood pressure and improves energy levels, plus it can fight weight gain to improve overall cardiac health.