If you thought that exercise was what you did to lose weight and gain muscle, then you’d only be half right. You already know that exercise is good for you and that it can help you to live a long and active life, and you’ve probably heard that exercise releases the feel-good hormone, endorphins, into your body, that can help cheer you up, but the effects that exercise has on the brain are far wider reaching, than simply putting a temporary smile on your face. If you don’t already exercise regularly, read these 10 benefits of exercise:
It improves your memory
Exercise gets the blood pumping around your body and that improves the oxygen supply to your brain. The increased blood flow gives the memory a boost, and studies have proven that brain volume is increased after a workout. Patients in one particular study were found to be able to do 10 to 15 percent better in memory tests after they had exercised.