Want a healthy brain? Don't forget to exercise!


I am currently reading a book named The Real Happy Pill: Power Up Your Brain by Moving Your Body, written by a Swede named Anders Hansen. I haven't read the entire book yet, but it is a very interesting study.

Maybe you haven't thought about this, but the entire book is about how moving your body has been proved to have a good effect on your brain. In other words, if you want your brain to work quickly and store information, it is very important to exercise and to move your body.

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Exercising your brain!

For a long time, I thought that the best way to train my brain, was by doing Sudoko and other similar tasks... forcing my brain to think and solve problems. And yes, it is for sure a useful way to keep the brain active and to force it to function and to keep it working.

But, the book clearly states that it is very important (or even more important) to train your body. Instead of watching a TV program, you will do way better if you move your body.

I will not quote too much from the book, but instead, I just wanted this information to serve as an appetizer to all of you. Many of us sit in front of the computer all day, and even though it might help us make a living, it doesn't guarantee us that our brains will be developed and remain healthy until our older days.

So, maybe it is time to leave the keyboard and go for a walk instead? Or maybe swim for 30 minutes or visit a neighbor city with your bicycle?

After all, we are here on earth, not only for a few months and years, but we have long term goals and visions, and for them to happen, we need to make sure that we will be healthy and around and fit enough to enjoy it as we reach an older age!


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Really, never knew body exercise has an effect on the brain too.. wow, thanks @unbiasedwriter for enlightening me on this one.. am following you ASAP

18.04.2021 16:39
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I don't think many people are actually thinking about it, so maybe this article and some further research will function as an eye-opener to many out there! :)

18.04.2021 16:54
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Much healthy techniques

18.04.2021 18:32
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Hi friend, seems to be a good read.
When we exercise, the blood flows quickly, it is better oxygenated, and this oxygen is necessary for brain function, together with glucose.
Glucose is also released into the bloodstream when we exercise. And these two (oxygen and glucose) are the indispensable elements for the brain to function properly.

18.04.2021 21:42
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19.04.2021 16:58
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Hello friend, certainly exercise is highly good for our health, both physically and mentally. Our brain needs it to be better every day. Thanks for sharing.

19.04.2021 00:47
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19.04.2021 16:58
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hello, you are absolutely right! Exercising is an amazing tool to activate our brain. Also, from my point of view there is nothing better than spending a stressful and tiring day in front of the computer to then start exercising and relax.

19.04.2021 23:12
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Seem right! Presumably exercising the body improves blood circulation and oxygenation. This affects the brain, which also recognizes that the other parts of the body work harmoniously and with optimal functioning levels. Hence, I think it comes from exercising the brain through physical training sending good signals and thought dynamics.
Regards @unbiasedwriter

20.04.2021 07:04
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