School is starting back this week! While many may dread this thought, it’s nevertheless time to hit the books again! While studying is going to help strengthen your brain, did you know that exercising can help too?? Most people exercise for a flatter stomach or more toned muscles, but now we know that it can sharpen your brain as well! Hot Wheels Skate Center, located in Woodstock, GA, is a big proponent of the health benefits of roller skating and now we encourage you to lace up those skates for a better brain too! Here is what happens to your mental health when you exercise.
- Increased Learning – Brain chemicals called growth factors are released when we exercise. Growth factors help to make new brain cells and therefore help us to learn easier!
- Reduced Stress – When someone exercises chemicals that calm the brains like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine are released at an increased level.
- Manages Depression – Feeling a little blue? It has been said that physical activity can reduces symptoms of depression almost as effectively antidepressants.
- Memory Loss – When you participate in even casual activities it can help mitigate the risk of memory loss. Exercise keeps your brain active, which is key! The Alzheimers Research Center has said that regular physical activity is one of the best ways to keeping the illness at bay.