Aerobic Exercise Benefits: Helpful In Enhancing Memory And Reducing Stress

Updated at: Sep 10, 2019
Aerobic Exercise Benefits: Helpful In Enhancing Memory And Reducing Stress

Aerobic exercises (like other exercises) are helpful in keeping your body fit and improving cardiovascular health. But according to scientists, aerobic exercise can improve your brain health too.

Tavishi Dogra
LatestWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Sep 10, 2019

Everyone knows that exercise is good for your overall health. Like other exercises, aerobic exercise also helps to keep your body fit and improve cardiovascular health. Aerobic exercise also helps in burning calories and strengthening muscles. But according to scientists and researchers, aerobic exercise is also beneficial for your brain health. Many facts prove that by doing aerobic exercise every day, you can think more productively and clearly.

By running or cycling or doing any other exercise (for just one day), does not matter as long as you do it every day. Experts suggest that doing moderate aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes or 75 minutes (of good and vigorous physical activity) every week can have a positive effect on your health. Aerobic is good for improving blood circulation in the body as well as managing and eliminating your brain health and high blood pressure problem.

Relationship between aerobics and brain health

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There is a deep connection between aerobic and brain health. Aerobic exercise helps reduce inflammation in the brain. According to a 2017 study published in 'Brain, Behavior, and Immunity', doing 20 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can reduce brain inflammation. This form of exercise also has a neuroprotective effect, which can counter hippocampal inflammation, which is caused by sleepiness.

Aerobics also promotes: 

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  • the production of neurotrophins
  • increasing the plasticity of the brain
  • improving memory
  • improving learning power
  • promotes process
  • promotes mood improvement

According to World Health Organization

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), exercising can also help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and have a positive effect on the body (than aerobic exercise). According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regular aerobic exercise increases hippocampal volume, which is one of the main neurobiological causes of:

  • depression,
  • stress, and 
  • dementia

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