'Exercise is the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today!'
This is the case for the following 3 reasons:
1 - Exercise has immediate effects on your brain:
🧠 Increased release of Dopamine and Serotonin (aka Happy Hormones) has an immediate, positive effect on mood, concentration, energy levels and focus
2 - Routine exercise changes the brain's anatomy, physiology and function for the better:
🧠 New brain cells form in important brain areas, such as the Hippocampus (important for memories) and the Prefrontal Cortex (important for decision-making & complex problem-solving)
3 - Exercise protects the brain against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers & Dementia:
🧠 The Hippocampus & Prefrontal Cortex are the most susceptible structures to neurodegenerative diseases - so by improving their structure and function (see point 2), you can protect against the aforementioned diseases
Light-hearted and informative talk - worth a look!