Thursday April 14th, 2016

Exercise is what smart people do

Or at least if you do it too, you’ll be a bit smarter.

We all know the numerous benefits of exercising: it reduces stress, depression, anger and frustration levels…

In fact, increasingly more people do some type of sport to forget about their day-to-day problems and their jobs or seek relief when they are fed up, more than just to have a good body.

If there is something that takes care of our mental and physical condition, then why should we want more? And the best thing is that recent studies have proven that exercise also improves people’s memories and makes it easier for them to learn new things.

According to neurologist Scott A. Small (Columbia University), exercise increases blood supply to the brain. And in this process, the capillaries expand in the brain’s memory area, increasing our ability to learn new words by 20%.

And for workaholics, we have to tell you that if you take a break in your workday to get some exercise, you’ll return with more energy, have less mental fatigue and be more mentally alert, and relationships with your workmates will flow better after you’ve gotten rid of stress.

Having an active life contributes to creating new neurons, and this is what helps counteract the mental disorders associated with stress and depression, increasing self-confidence.

Whatever sport you may do will have benefits, from yoga to boxing. The intensity doesn’t matter, it’s the quality that counts, and being able to make it part of our daily routine.

So, why are you still sitting down?