You know exercise reduces your risk of disease and can help you lose weight. But did you know it can improve your memory and even grow your brain size?
When most of us think of exercise and its benefits, we usually think of the physical changes it can make to our body. But staying active and hitting the gym, pool or pavement can do more than expose your hidden six pack. Science has shown that exercise has huge benefits for the brain and can improve both cognitive and mental health.
Exercise assists in regulating chemicals and hormones. It contributes to improved sleep, better moods, memory and concentration. It’s also a proven effective treatment for depression and can even make your brain grow larger.
Here are a few ways exercise can do more than just make you sweat.