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Get strong, get smart: The benefits of strength training for brain health

Get strong, get smart: The benefits of strength training for brain health

Researchers have made significant strides in understanding the relationship between exercise and brain health in recent years. The emerging field of neuroscience has shed light on the remarkable benefits of physical activity on cognitive function, neurogenesis, brain plasticity, and overall mental well-being. Prepare to have your neurons fired up excitedly as we explore the fundamental discoveries that have set the neuroscience world abuzz! We will take you through the latest research, drawing insights from the captivating world of Neuroscience News. Let's dive headfirst into the depths of fitness neuroscience.

Exercise and Neurogenesis:

One key discovery is the link between exercise and neurogenesis—the creation of new brain cells. The hippocampus, a region crucial for learning and memory, experiences significant generation of new brain cells. In the past, scientists have primarily found these facts to be true for aerobic exercises such as jogging or swimming.

High Intensity Resistance Training and Brain Health:

High-intensity strength training could be the missing link that elevates cognitive performance to a new level. Recent research conducted by Ariel University has uncovered a fascinating connection between strength training and brain function. Let's explore the incredible benefits of strength training and discover how getting stronger is closely related to getting smarter.

Imagine this: as you engage in challenging resistance exercises, your body responds by releasing powerful chemicals that have a profound impact on your brain. These substances, such as insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and irisin, are like brain fuel. They promote the growth of new brain cells, support the survival of existing neurons, and enhance the brain's ability to adapt and learn.

Now, here's the exciting part. By incorporating high-intensity strength training into your routine, you're not only sculpting a stronger physique but also enhancing your cognitive abilities. The increased production of IGF-1 helps your brain create fresh neural connections, while BDNF ensures the longevity of your existing neurons. The result? Improved memory, heightened focus, and enhanced mental resilience.

Excellent news for those who already do AURUM once a week: You not only benefit from the positive effect of resistance exercise on your brain plasticity and cognitive function but also from bone and muscle strength! This is a powerful combination that you “earn” with one workout a week while trying to stay physically and mentally fit without wasting hours in the gym.

Have you not tried AURUM yet? Then book your free trial training in your city here.

Brain Plasticity and Cognitive Function:

But there's more to strength training than just boosting brain function. It unlocks the potential of brain plasticity—the brain's remarkable ability to rewire and adapt. With each challenging exercise, you're stimulating the growth and survival of neurons, paving the way for enhanced cognitive flexibility. This means becoming more adept at thinking outside the box, finding creative solutions, and adapting to new situations with ease. In addition, it is relevant for recovery from brain surgery and to counteract age-related cognitive decline.

AURUM Training to get stronger and smarter:

And the best part? Integrating strength training into your busy life doesn't have to be complicated. You can prioritize efficiency by opting for short, intense training sessions that engage multiple muscle groups. This is exactly what AURUM training offers. With 6 different compound exercises, you can train your entire body in just 6 minutes per week. Consistency is key, so find a schedule that works for you and stick to your training. Whether it's early mornings, during your lunch break, or in the evenings, make time for your physical and mental well-being.

Let us embrace the transformative power of exercise for a healthier brain and a better quality of life. AURUM can be your start to a healthy brain and life: Book your AURUM training now.

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