How exercises improve brain function

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How exercise improves brain function

I can prove it by giving valuable instances. Myriad of people used to spend their valuable time on different kinds of exercises such as bodybuilding, Zumba, Aerobics etcetera. Exercise is the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today. First and foremost, it has immediate effects on your brain.

A single workout that you do will immediately increase levels of neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline.

Let’s look at how exercises improve brain function


Neurotransmitters often referred to as body chemical messengers. They are the molecules used by the nervous system to transmit messages between neurons, or neurons to muscles. Moreover, these chemical messengers can affect other body functions comprising heart rate, sleep, appetite, mood, and fear.

What are the positive aspects while exercising every day?

  1. When you are exercising every day the body used to follow the habit, as a result, you become more conscious about what you are doing and automatically will start the habit next day onwards without indolence. Furthermore, if the human aspires to improve their brain, the blood circulation should flow throughout your body to keep all organs healthier.

2. The water plays an important role to keep your brain active, as our body contains 80% water the humans have to be dehydrated every 15 minutes. It sounds so clichรฉ, but that is the fact.

3. A single workout can improve your ability to shift and focus attention, and that focus improvement will last for at least two hours. A single workout will improve your reaction times.

5. the most common findings in neuroscience studies, looking at the effects of long term exercise, are improved attention function dependent on your prefrontal cortex.


Prefrontal cortex

The yellow part is the prefrontal cortex, which is the section of the frontal cortex that lies at the very front of the brain, in front of the premotor cortex.

The prefrontal cortex thought to be involved in the below functionality.

  • Higher cognition
  • Planning
  • Personality
  • Proper social behavior

When you exercise on both hands it starts working on your right and left brain simultaneously; consequently, that not only improves your focus and attention but also your abilities. Furthermore, the volume of the hippocampus increases when you exercise, no matter what it is that will ameliorate your brain potential.


Hippocampus is the region of the brain that is associated primarily with memory.


  • Here you can think about the brain like a muscle. The more you are working out, the bigger and stronger your hippocampus prefrontal cortex gets. Why is that important? Because the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus are the two areas that are most susceptible to neurodegenerative diseases and normal cognitive decline in aging.
  • Exercise has the potential to abstain from diseases such as Alzheimerโ€™s and dementia by improving the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, which you can only enhance by exercising regularly.



You do not have to become a triathlete to get these effects. If you are exercise regularly for at least three to four times a week minimum of 30 minutes will change your life forever, and you can unleash your potential in every area of life that you trying.

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Hey, my name is Anoop, and I am an Engineer by profession, and writing is my passion. As I am a fitness enthusiast and practicing for the last 12 years, I decided to share the knowledge with people what I possessed about health, wellness, and lifestyle. I would be happy if you get benefits from my articles, and I hope you find it worthwhile each time you visit! Please share my articles. Sharing is caring! Thank you.

48 thoughts on “How exercises improve brain function

    1. Yeah…. Good initiative and also an informative blog topic on exercise.
      Wishing you good luck with your future perspectives and endeavours. Definitely expecting more for improving lifestyles.

      1. Thank you so much! I will keep writing this kind of informative articles in the future on the topic of exercise. Keep reading my article and support me.

  1. Very informative article brother. I look forward to reading your next informative work….

      1. An informative article which helps the people. Nice to read. Keep going like dis. All d best.

          1. Usually I never comment on blogs but your article is really interesting and informative. I’m ecstatic to read your first article, you’re doing a great job man, keep it up…

  2. Amazing content! I got new information from the prefront cortex and hippocampus section of this blog!!

    The last point of exerising 30mins is what I follow mostly, or at least try to! Keep it up!

    1. Thank you Nilakshi! I meant at least 30 min daily exercise is better for being healthy. no matter, whether how much time you spend on the gym. it’s based on your convenience and time. #practice exercise#be healthy.

  3. I think exercising is really important these days both for mind and body. But I have to keep myself motivated to keep going which is a tough task. I think after reading your blog I would try not to skip it.

    1. Never give up! when you exercise regularly you getting massive benefits not only for your body but also for a positive aspect for mind and brain as well. I delight that you inspired by my words. Keep supporting me!

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