Now more than ever, it is so important to take care of ourselves to make sure we can live into our hundreds. So, let’s boost our brain cells! One of the best ways to do this is to exercise exercise exercise. Our cognitive function can be brightened and improved remarkably by just a few days of consistent movement. Most people don’t know your thought processes and memory can alter your cells and brain chemistry which improve movement, thinking and will gear your body towards a more active lifestyle. Who wouldn’t want to be able to improve their memory, be more coordinated and feel healthy? All it takes is a bit of exercise whether it is walking, swimming or taking a low impact class such as yoga or Tai-Chi. Seriously, you can do just about anything to work out. Even going up and down the stairs in your home can be a good work out. Just do it consistently for about half an hour every day and you will feel the benefits. Studies have proven that people who walk more than three times a week have a 35% less chance of developing dementia than those who don’t exercise at all. That alone makes me want to go for a walk or swim right now! On top of the great benefit of achieving better “thinking” and memory, you will be improving the health of your heart and alleviate any depression you may experience. Also, Oxygen flows better with exercise and increases the regeneration of healthy brain cells.
So many forms of exercise are available to you depending on what you can do. Aerobic exercises can include low impact water aerobics, working with light weights, increasing flexibility with stretching, and balance can be improved with Tai Chi or yoga. Be sure to consult your doctor to find out what is right for you and then find someone to exercise with to make it fun. Have fun and improve your thinking and your memory!