7 Ways to Train Your Brain With Science
As human understanding stretches itself into every nook and cranny of life, there remains two broad, interesting, yet still relatively little understood frontiers: Space, and the brain. When talking about our own health here on earth, only the brain aspect needs delving into. Given that all of our behavior, dreams, and thoughts occur here, it makes sense that there are some important relationships to our health.
One such mechanism is brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which helps to encourage the growth of new neurons in the brain. It’s not hard to see the benefits in that — new neurons means a greater capacity for learning, intelligence, and mental health that stretches into old age. So where can you get it? Well, luckily enough, it’s produced in the brain, as Breaking Muscle point out, all you need is some exercise:
Any exercise can increase BDNF levels in the brain, but some types are more effective than others. While more extensive research is needed, researchers have begun to develop some general recommendations for brain-healthy exercise based on the preliminary studies.
That should be exciting news, as this BDNF product of the brain may help fend off the likes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, in addition to making even healthy minds more adept. Check out the full post for the exercises that are best at producing it.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.