You know that exercising your body is good for your health.
It turns out, it’s very good for your brain health, too. Working out pumps blood to your brain, and research suggests this can keep your cognition strong over time.
A research trial on physical activity and cognition found that people who were active over a 6 month period improved their cognition. And, impressively, the effects of the program lasted over 18 months.
The phrase “work out” can be daunting. You might picture a gym machine you don’t know how to use. Working out at the gym is great for getting your heart rate up and building muscle. But, if you haven’t started a workout program yet, it’s 100% okay to start small.
It’s as simple as finding 5 minutes in your day and moving your body.
How do I start working out?
Once you master moving your body for short periods, you can add more time. For now, it’s ok to smart small.