Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Your Brain Loves The Gym


"Think about the brain like a muscle. The more you're working out, the bigger and stronger your hippo-campus and prefrontal cortex gets. ⠀

🔹Why is that important? Because the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus are the two areas that are most susceptible to neurodegenerative diseases and normal cognitive decline in aging. So with increased exercise over your lifetime,you're not going to cure dementia or Alzheimer's disease, but what you're going to do is you're going to create the strongest, biggest hippocampus and prefrontal cortex so it takes longer for these diseases to actually have an effect.⠀

🔹You can think of exercise, therefore, as a supercharged 401K for your brain, and it's even better, because it's free.⠀

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