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Our Remarkable Bodies
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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 15:43
Among physicians and physiologists it’s a hot topic.
It’s this: The importance of regular physical exercise. Done frequently and correctly, the scientific marvel that is us will thank you for it. Our brain included.

But as most of us know, if we live long enough, some decline in mental cognition is bound to be inevitable (e.g., the death and taxes thing). 

However, science has shown that the brain goes on creating nerve impulses that keeps our grey matter supple and active years longer than we once thought possible.

So it makes sense to extend this important cranial function for as long as we can.
The word aerobic means to speed up your respiration, increase heartbeat and push more life-sustaining oxygen into your system. Done right, aerobic exercise helps the brain do its job. You’ll feel better—managing your weight, becoming stronger and having more fun doing it.

Proper exercise helps stave off and possibly prevent cognitive breakdown. With oxygen-rich blood flowing through your system, your brain, like the rest of you, benefits. Your memory improves and things come easier. You’re ready for anything.

If exercise is new to you, there’s never been a better time to begin. If you’ve been at it awhile, you’re aware of the payback—and we’re preaching to the choir.

First thing: Providing you’re not impaired or have a condition that must be monitored closely, start walking; briskly. If the weather’s too cold or the terrain tough, there’s the gym or the mall. Doing 2 miles a day five days a week will work wonders. Add a 3-day a week weight program, (ask an expert what’s best for you,) and do stretching exercises, too.

There’s nothing to it but to do it. 
 
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