Exercise for brain health

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Regular Exercise Maintains Your Brain [And Prevents ED]

By Johnathan P Cumberwell

Exercise is important. That we know.

It will train your cardiovascular system, restore the balance of elements in your bloodstream, it will get you back in (or towards) shape, it will normally make you feel better, have more energy, etc.

It is also likely to significantly reduce the probability of struggling with erectile dysfunction.

However, exercise is also incredibly positive for your brain health.

Research studies have found that the brains of those who exercise regularly can look very different compared to the brains of people who don’t exercise much.

One study found that those who exercised regularly had larger hippocampal volumes as well as larger rostral middle frontal volumes compared to those that did not exercise often.

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Another study found that those who exercise regularly showed significant improvements in dynamic brain connectivity (or “neural flexibility”) in their hippocampus and surrounding medial temporal lobe, compared to the control group.

Yet another study found that those who exercise had larger gray matter volumes in striatal, prefrontal, and hippocampal regions, and smaller gray matter volumes in the anterior cingulate area than less active persons.

In another study on people with Alzheimer’s disease, those who started doing regular exercise saw improvements in their disease.

Also, another study demonstrated that getting thirty minutes of physical activity each day does seem to preserve brain volumes in adults over age 70 compared to sedentary individuals.

What are my takeaways from this?

I try to exercise for 2 hours every day (1 hour intense exercise + 1 hour of walking), and this information simply reinforces my desire to work out.

What do you think is your most important sexual organ?

It is not what sits between your legs, it is what you have between your ears. Your brain controls everything. If your brain is our of order, your sexual functions may also suffer.

Exercise is paramount for your physical health, mental health and sexual health. In fact, I would go as far as to say that if you do not exercise regularly, you cannot expect to function well sexually.

To read the source article, please go here.