“Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.”
Anyone who has gone without exercising for a while knows how it can fog up your brain. You may not even realize that your memory loss is due to lack of exercise. Most people chalk it up to senility.
A memory is made up of millions of neurons which your brain builds to make a connection so that you can have memories. As you age, your brain continues to develop neurons and build new connections. Research has proven that any type of cardiovascular activity when done for 20 minutes or more, three times per week will improve your memory.
You may ask yourself, how is this possible? Well, when you are exercising you are obviously raising your heart rate. The raised heart rate gets blood flowing to your brain. This blood flow enlarges the part of the brain which is responsible for brain memory. It also increases the secretion of a brain protein necessary for your long-term memory.
The brain may be an organ, but it works like a muscle and it’s one of the most important organs in your body. You can let it atrophy by sitting around all day. Or you can choose to get up and jog your memory.