When you work out, a few things probably run through your mind: changing your body composition, burning calories, building more muscle and strengthening your cardiovascular system. But did you know that there is one body part that most of us neglect to think about in terms of exercise? This specific organ helps you do, well, everything! What is it?
Researchers have much more to learn about the brain, but over the last decade scientists have learned quite a bit about the effects of exercise on the brain—both physical and intellectual. It turns out that by exercising regularly and “training your brain,” you can boost your brain power just like physical activity can strengthen your muscles.
Continue reading for the 411 on the link between working out and brain power and how to build the strength of your noggin! —Jenn