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Your Body is designed to Move!

Exercise is important! We all know that exercise gets the heart pumping, but did you know that just as exercise boosts cardiovascular health, it also promotes cerebral and mental health, enhances brain function and can improve memory and concentration? When you exercise, there's an increase in blood flow to the brain. The result is a boost in cognitive capabilities. Whether you swim a few lengths, cycle for miles or go for a run, the physical activity you do can help sharpen your mental performance and enhance your ability to learn. An increase in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which stimulates brain cell growth, is another benefit of exercise. Mental health may improve with exercise, too, as working out is an effective and natural way to relieve stress, anxiety and even depression. Exercise also helps keep the brain alert, and may stave off dementia and Alzheimer's disease.  Research recommends that we get 30 minutes of moderately intense activity daily so whether it is a gym class, a swim or a cycle it is important to build it into your day. If you are just starting out and are wanting to build up, start by simply moving your body in your home through performing daily tasks and activities. Take a walk. Walking is a simple way to get moving. Start by going down the street and back. Increase your speed over time as you improve each day. Gentle stretching is also a great way to loosen up your body and even releases endorphins that can make us feel better. To find out more about how exercise and movement can improve brain function and overall health and well being, and to learn some simple exercises that will get your spine and body moving each day come along to our Move Well presentation on Monday 13th November at 7pm at the clinic. We look forward to seeing you there!

Exercise is important! We all know that exercise gets the heart pumping, but did you know that just as exercise boosts cardiovascular health, it also promotes cerebral and mental health, enhances brain function and can improve memory and concentration? When you exercise, there’s an increase in blood flow to the brain. The result is a boost in cognitive capabilities. Whether you swim a few lengths, cycle for miles or go for a run, the physical activity you do can help sharpen your mental performance and enhance your ability to learn. An increase in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which stimulates brain cell growth, is another benefit of exercise. Mental health may improve with exercise, too, as working out is an effective and natural way to relieve stress, anxiety and even depression. Exercise also helps keep the brain alert, and may stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Research recommends that we get 30 minutes of moderately intense activity daily so whether it is a gym class, a swim or a cycle it is important to build it into your day. If you are just starting out and are wanting to build up, start by simply moving your body in your home through performing daily tasks and activities. Take a walk. Walking is a simple way to get moving. Start by going down the street and back. Increase your speed over time as you improve each day.
Gentle stretching is also a great way to loosen up your body and even releases endorphins that can make us feel better.
To find out more about how exercise and movement can improve brain function and overall health and well being, and to learn some simple exercises that will get your spine and body moving each day come along to our Move Well presentation on Monday 13th November at 7pm at the clinic. We look forward to seeing you there!

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