Move your body to spark your brain

  1. Cognitive benefits from exercise are immediate so if you have an important thinking-related task, doing some light exercise beforehand is a great idea!
  2. It appears that regular exercise also leads to long term cognitive benefits, such as decreasing the risk of developing neurological diseases and stimulating brain plasticity. While more research is needed, these benefits might be even more pronounced if you perform a cognitive task immediately following exercise.
  3. In addition to full-body aerobic exercise, isolated movement-based exercise (such as grip strength exercises) for as little as 10 minutes can increase BDNF. So if you have limited mobility you can still gain the cognitive benefits from doing isolated movements.
  4. If you want to track your training you are welcome to use our app VIIVIO (download for free at www.viiv.io. Here’s a video that can help you get started with the app.

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Dr. Greg Wells

Dr. Greg Wells

Physiologist, Scientist & Author. Helping people live healthier, high-performance lives via decoding science & sharing actionable tips, strategies and tactics.