Day #9 of the online course Fueled by Facts is all about how to maximize your brain training—with exercise!
Exercise has been shown to increase levels of:
- Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)—helps to maintain the life of your brain cells, and grow new ones, which means we can learn better and faster
- Dopamine—lights up the reward and pleasure centers in the brain
- Serotonin—helps maintain mood balance
- Norepinephrine—helps us think clearer and faster
Adding exercise to your brain-training program is like adding fertilizer to plants—you get more out of what you put into it! These results are unique to exercise because of the balance dose of brain chemicals released after one well-designed exercise session.
But why don’t we get these great benefits from every workout? We can override these benefits when exercise works against how the body is designed. Maximize your body’s ability to “administer” these brain-boosting chemicals by doing fact-based fitness.
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