We’ve all been urged since a very young age to stay very active since physical activity is one of the keys to mental wellness. Well, that is not one of those myths to abort or replace with some facts. It is very true, and we know the thoughts that storm you when you read “physical activity”. Don’t think of push-ups and hardcore cardio, think of nothing more than just a walk!
Here’s what one walk can do to your brain:
Grow new brain cells and maintaining current ones. Yes, yes! When you take a walk, you stimulate the growth of brain cells blood vessels which serve as a main factor to keep your brain cells young and grow new brain cells. Keeping your brain cells healthy is directly related to many aspects of your life.
Rest your brain. Insomnia and lack of sleep simply exhaust your brain. We understand you know that your brain is affected by the little rest you give it, but how can you really solve that? Going for that walk can do you the job. Walking has been proven to promote natural sleepiness when most of people resort to sleeping pills and different sleeping routines.
Give your brain a push Even Though moderate exercise, such as walking, helps your brain rest, it also helps you clear your mind up in the morning, which literally feels like you emptied some space to get more information and become more productive. How so? Proteins that enhance your brain’s ability to give and receive information are released when you start your day with some moderate physical activity.
Improve your mood. Who doesn’t want to feel calmer and happier? Well, research proved that people who commit to a regular walk can decrease most of the negative emotions, such as anger, by modifying the nervous system.
Unleash your creativity. Apparently, even your ideas are thoughts are affecting by the short walk you take. Researchers found that people who walk more often have a better chance to solve riddles that need some creativity, in comparison with those who prefer sitting.
Who would have thought that such a moderate physical activity will have a great impact on your brain and productivity?