15 scientific evidence in favor of your physical activity
The benefits of exercise no one questioned. But somehow, I think that it is only building muscle, improving stamina and breathing. Few people understand the incredible benefits of exercise for our brain. It’s hard to believe when you see some of Valuev, but even he sits in the State Duma, while you sit on the toilet. It’s time to think! And listen to what scientists say.
1 Executive function of the brain
These are functions that are responsible for the planning, paying attention, remembering instructions and multitasking. These functions of the brain helps to filter out distractions, to keep a firm step toward the goal. If to simplify, all this can be called wit. In 2012 it was revealed that aerobic and strength exercises have a positive impact on strengthening the Executive functions of the brain. An interesting point is that positive dynamics is observed only with prolonged training in 20-30 minutes.
2 Accelerated learning
The cognitive development is directly correlated with physical activity. This happens by increasing blood flow to the brain, which provides it with the necessary nutrients such as glucose and oxygen. In this sense, there is an interesting neurobiological phenomenon, which contributes to improving the cognitive processes of physical stress provokes a neurotrophic factor brain (BDNF), which in turn is a protein, which stimulates and supports the development of neurons. Learning ability increases as increases the ability to complex calculations. 3 Recovery of neurons Above, we know that BDNF can enhance the ability to learn. This happens due to the growth and development of new neurons — cells responsible for transmitting information throughout the body through electrical signals. Unfortunately, the neurons lose their power, the aging of the body. This phenomenon is known as neurodegeneration, which causes diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s. But physical exercise has shown excellent ability to eliminate many of the consequences of neurodegeneration. Sustainable training regime promotes the growth of new neurons. Besides, at the moment there is no other way to recover the number of neurons in the body.
As we age, the hippocampus shrinks, leading to memory impairment. However, scientists found that people who regularly engaged in physical training, with significant size of the hippocampus. The growth of this part of the brain in athletes is associated with a physiological reaction, which increases during exercise. Thus, if you spend 30 minutes a day on lifting free weight throughout their life, then you will be good to remember. 5 stress relief
Environment causing biological stress. This can happen at work, in College, and even in bed. Stress associated with the presence of the negative impact of psychological and physical factors. People react to stress through the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which helps to deal with stressful events and stimuli. But activation of the sympathetic nervous system may not be sustainable for a long period of time. After some time the game activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which causes a number of biological processes, with the result that the body comes to equilibrium. Exercise can reduce the activity of the sympathetic nervous system and increase parasympathetic activity. Thus, physical exercise, especially aerobic, contribute to the reduction of stress. In addition, high intensity exercises are secretion of endorphins, which make us feel good.
6 depression Relief If you still enslaved by stress, physical activity can act as a non-pharmacological means of anxiety relief. First, it helps to produce endorphins. Second, it serves as a distraction from the problem factor. Thirdly, the positive effect of physical activity longer than those of antidepressants.
7 strengthening the immune system
Our immune system consists of biological structures and processes that protect us from disease. When it functions properly, then we are protected from pathogens due to antibodies that recognise all evil and destroy it. Antibodies are proteins that are produced by the immune system. They fight against viruses and bacteria. Physical activity is directly related to increased levels of antibodies in the body. Exercise can increase antibody production by as much as 300%, as evidenced by official scientific data. 8 libido Happens, which is quite a healthy man suffers from low libido. This problem rarely leads to contact the doctor — embarrassing so people prefer to solve their problems and often solve them incorrectly. Start treating their sexual desire have with simple exercises. Increases libido, when you’re just practicing. Besides libido also depends on self-esteem, and if you have a healthy and toned body, then you want to have sex with a girl in front of her ashamed, she is happy and glad. And, of course, strength training increases testosterone levels.
The study, which was conducted in 1989 (Sonstroem and Morgan), found a serious correlation between exercise and an increased feeling of self-worth. Perhaps that’s why bodybuilders go to such important and self-confident. But here it should be noted that self-esteem appears subject to confirmation of exercise results. If there are no results and your body as it was weak, and stayed, and self-esteem will not increase.10 Concentration and motivation
Many people are seeking some kind of stimulation when tired. They want to get extra motivation and energy to continue your difficult journey in work, family life or leisure. In the course are protein bars, caffeine, energy and even alcohol. But according to the assurances of scientists, the physical activity can become a most useful stimulant to increase energy concentration and motivation. It seems counter-intuitive until you hear the words of a researcher from the University of Georgia, Patrick o’conner, who said that wasting energy and participating in regular physical exercise, people increase energy levels in the long term.
If you’re tired, the last thing you want to do is exercise, but if you are not physically active and are fatigued, you can only help the activity to recover.
– Patrick o’connor – 11 Victory over addiction exercise helps in the rehabilitation of drug addicts. The fact that they suffer from addiction (of any kind) can be distinguished on the synapses of the nervous system that are associated with addiction to a drug that provokes a relapse. Physical activity, meanwhile, contributes to neurochemical changes, becomes a kind of crutch in the rehabilitation process. This is good news, because exercise is one of the safest methods of treatment. Drug same intervention strategies often cause complications.
12 Deep sleep
Good sleep is one of the most important aspects of health promotion and chronic disease prevention. We think that is really good poured only half the population. Others are forced to deal with fatigue, lack of sleep and nervous diseases which arise against this background. But instead of resorting to sleeping pills, we recommend you exercise. Insomnia is the consequence of sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity. Our body in the physical sense little tired, but psychologically ready to drop dead. Good exercise can restore the lost balance. 13 Bones and cartilage of Our bones, muscles and joints are what holds the fragile life together. Exercises are a kind of stress to the body, and the body adapts to the stress, increasing bone density, muscles and ligaments. For example, a form of arthritis, like osteoarthritis (wear of cartilage of the articular surface) can be cured by certain exercises that will allow you to keep the surrounding tissues from destruction. To offset the effects of osteoporosis (bone disease characterized by reduced density and weight) you can also use physical activity aimed at improving balance and flexibility of bones, when the bone bending and solid, that fractures in a person’s life becomes significantly less.
Numerous studies link physical activity with improved function of the cardiovascular system. If you take the statistics for the year 2012, from cardiovascular diseases killed 17.5 million people in the entire country enough. This figure means that every third out of ten people dies from heart and blood vessels: coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, rheumatic heart disease, aortic aneurysm, cardiomyopathy. All this happens because of high blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol in the blood. But exercise will help. They reduce the risk of diseases by controlling the balance of blood glucose, regulation of blood pressure and weight loss. Physical exercises promote the healthy functioning of the heart. 15 Long life When they say that sport prolongs life, people talk about it, a little disingenuous. Professional sports, on the contrary, reduces the life, because the body works hard. On the other hand, if you do not do exercises at all, the bodies are deteriorating, they are deteriorating, you start to act up. Here you need to find a middle ground where there would be room for regular exercise, which extend life expectancy. If you rely on statistics from the national cancer Institute (USA), 75 minutes of brisk walking per week (10.7 minutes per day) extend lifespan by almost two years. When you’re young, it seems a trifle, but each man lacked most of these two years to complete all their work on this planet, so think about it.