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We all know exercise has positive effects on our bodies, but did you know that it can improve brain function as well? Your brain needs more than just mental exercise. Here, we'll go over just a few of the benefits your brain can reap from regular exercise.

 

Depression:

A few basic chemicals mostly regulate our mood. These include serotonin, dopamine and endorphin. Everyone knows exercise helps produce endorphin, but it can also regulate dopamine and serotonin production. Overall, people report a happier outlook after exercising often.

 

Increased Memory & Focus:
Exercises increases blood flow, which increases the amount of oxygen that makes it to your brain. Since your brain uses oxygen to function, it only stands to reason exercise improves brain function. Many studies have backed this up.

 

It Keeps Your Goals On Track:
A study from the University of Iowa has indicated that people who exercise have improved motivation regarding their other goals. They hypothesize that sticking to their exercise goals carries over into other aspects of their life.

 

Keep all of these in mind when you have trouble getting yourself up for a workout.