Exercise changes brain chemistry to protect aging synapses
Can’t remember someone’s name on the tip of your tongue? Or do you go to the kitchen and forget what you went to do?
We often hear that with age, memory and other mental functions such as establishing cause-effect relationships and reacting weaken. But there is still hope. Because the brain can be restructured in some ways.
If you want to strengthen your brain, here are some tips and exercise techniques:
Physical exercise makes the brain grow
It’s true that physical exercise makes our brains bigger.
Exercise increases the number of neural junctions, thus creating more contact points in the brain and contributing to the formation of new cells.
Good cardiovascular health also means more oxygen to your brain and faster removal of harmful toxins.
Doing your exercise outside is even more beneficial because you also get the advantage of getting additional vitamin D from the sun.
Advice: Try to combine exercise with seeing a new place, doing new things or exchanging ideas. Thus, you will increase the probability that the new cells formed will establish solid circuits.
Let’s say you like gardening. Try to do this with your neighbors, family or friends if possible. Instead of going for a walk alone, go out as a group or in pairs if possible.
Most importantly, make sure to do the exercise in a way that you enjoy. The effect of exercise and social communication on the brain is strengthened by this desire to participate.