The Impact of Exercise on Brain Function

Exercise is widely known for its physical benefits, but did you know that it can also have a powerful impact on your mental well-being? Studies have shown that regular exercise can improve mood, cognitive function and even protect your brain from neurological diseases.

When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins and dopamine, which are responsible for that “feel-good” feeling. These chemicals have a powerful impact on the brain, improving mood and reducing feelings of anxiety and depression. In fact, regular exercise has been shown to be as effective at reducing symptoms of depression as antidepressant medication in some cases.

Not only does exercise impact mood, but it also can have a positive effect on sleep. Studies have shown that regular physical activity improves both the quality and quantity of sleep, allowing you to wake up feeling more refreshed and energized. In addition to its mental benefits, exercise can also improve cognitive function. Aerobic exercise has been shown to improve memory and attention, as well as the ability to switch between tasks. One study even found that regular exercise can increase the size of the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with memory and learning.

But exercise doesn’t just benefit your brain function in the short-term. Studies suggest that regular exercise can enhance the connectivity between neurons, improving brain function and even protecting against neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Lastly, exercising has also been found to be a powerful tool in treating chronic pain conditions. Regular physical activity helps to increase circulation, which can reduce inflammation and pain. Developing a regular exercise routine can even help to reduce the need for pain medication in some cases, making it a valuable tool for managing chronic pain.

So how do you make exercise a part of your daily routine? Start by setting manageable goals and keep track of your progress. Find an activity that you enjoy, whether it’s taking a brisk walk or hitting the gym. Make exercise a social activity by joining a fitness class, taking a hike with friends or finding a running group. Remember, the key is consistency. Try to incorporate exercise into your routine at least three to four times a week. Over time, you’ll start to see the benefits not just physically, but mentally as well.

In conclusion, there’s no denying that exercise plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being. By incorporating regular physical activity into your daily routine, you can improve mood, cognitive function, and protect against neurological diseases. Get moving, stay consistent, and see the benefits for yourself! If you are struggling with brain fog, memory issues, focus issues, we can help.

No matter what the trigger for your difficult emotions, emotional healing is possible in all of these scenarios. Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues can’t wait. At Sundardas Naturopathic Clinic, we’re here for you. We offer in-clinic appointments, as well as mental telehealth, clinical evaluations, and therapy for adults, teens, children, and couples.

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“Psychosomatic experiencing is about working directly with your nervous system. You are about to become intimately familiar and comfortable with your inner survival system. You will learn how to shift the different emotional states to a manageable level within a few minutes. 

When our emotions are running our lives, we are not in a state of calm aliveness. Rather, there are imbalances in the nervous system that cause problems. It causes imbalances in other systems and organs in our body. Not to mention how these imbalances influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviours towards ourselves and others.”

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