Exercise & Learning
By now you know the benefits of exercise on the body, are you aware that beside looking and feeling great, exercise is the only mechanism that can also increase your cognitive function, learning and memory. Oh yes with absolutely no side effect.
Whether you a student, a mom or an executive of major corporation, you need your brain to function at optimal level. Cardio and weight training exercises can help you increase cognitive function, memory, learning, and at the same time it will reduce stress at cellular level and make you a healthier person.
New research indicates that exercise makes you smarter, help you learn new things, and reduce memory loss and dementia.
This is how our brain lean new information at cellular level.
In order to lean something new, it’s important to remember that they’re should be little or no distractions.
Learning something important new needs consistent strengthening between neurons through a dynamic mechanism called long-term potentiation (LTP). If the brain is called on to take in information, the demand naturally causes movement between neurons. The more movement, the stronger the attraction develops, greater connections equate to less resistance and the easier it is for the signal to fire and make the connection stronger. If new information is important to us to learn for whatever reason, then dopamine gets released in the brain. Dopamine’s main function is to increases our focus and attention to learn something we consider important, furthermore to help us focus, it reduces the background noises.
At the initial stage, brain cells coordinate glutamate in the axon to be sent across the synapse and reconfigures receptors on the receiving side to accept the signal. When the voltage on the acceptance side of the synapse becomes stronger in its resting state, consequently the receiving side attracts the glutamate signal like a magnet. When the firing continues beyond threshold, DNA genes inside the brain’s cells nucleus are turned on to create more building material for the synapses, and this is how new information stick as a memory and learning (LTP) takes place
Your brain is an adaptable organ that can be molded by stimuli in much the same way as a muscle can be formed by lifting weights.
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The more you use it, the stronger and more flexible it becomes. Muscles can get bigger and stronger with weight and cardio training, so can your brain.
At Ultimate Results we provide you with cognitive thinking and proper exercise to create better environment for brain, mind and body to cultivate and improve every aspect of your life and avoid countless illness that can erode the quality of your life. In short at Ultimate Results, we provide you skills not pills!
There many different regions of the brain, each region has specific responsible to perform a specific action. Many regions of the brain must work do it specific function, working together can optimize the function and results. Exercise improves the functions of important regions of the brain. Exercise also stimulate learning, memory and cognitive thinking. Exercise trigger the release of many important neurotransmitter like, serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, glutamate, and gamma amino butyric acid (GABA).
Serotonin: It’s a mood altering neurotransmitter; it influences mood, impulsivity, anger, rage and aggressiveness. It can alter runaway brain activity that can lead to chronic stress, anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Serotonin main function is to provide the feelings of wellbeing and happiness. The feeling of wellbeing and happiness create better self-esteem. Depressed individuals are lack serotonin in frontal cortex. Exercise is the ultimate serotonin creator. It reduces the effect of cortisol and other stress hormones.
Dopamine: A sharp shooting neurotransmitter of mind and brain. It helps you to stay sharp and alert on what is important while, reduces the internal noise and chatter of the brain. Exercise trigger dopamine release and storage in the brain, and it can lead to motivation and attention. Dopamine is the leading antidote to addictions and compulsive behaviors. Is highly active during parasympathetic nervous system mechanism.
Glutamate: Glutamate impacts learning directly, at cellular level, improving the brain’s potential to log in and development of new information. Glutamate is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. Glutamate stimulates neurons and GABA inhibits them in a delicate balancing act.
Prolong imbalance between glutamate and GABA can lead to anxiety, depression, dementia, panic attacks, schizophrenia, and even brain cancer. Exercise can restore the delicate balance between Glutamate and GABA
Gamma Amino-Butyric Acid (GABA): GABA is the most abundant inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Glutamate stimulates neurons and GABA inhibits them in a delicate balancing act. Prolong imbalance between GABA and glutamate can lead to anxiety, depression, dementia, panic attacks, schizophrenia, and even brain cancer. Exercise can restore the delicate balance between Glutamate and GABA.
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