Alive your Einstein
by Lidia Ibrahim on November 13, 2013 - 5:31pm
In our modern daily life, people are consumed by their life circle, working all week, the weekend comes, they try to relax and then it starts again. There is barely any time to work on ourselves. The stress is overwhelming us. Our brain, at some point, needs to be fed and to be unrestrained. Namely, we need the brain to be active. In 2011, according to Statistics Canada, there are 23.6% of young people aged from 15 years old and older who admitted that most of the days they feel a bit stressful. In this blog, I will explore the benefits of exercising your body on the brain.
The article on sciencedaily.com is a review done by Hayley Guiney and Liana Machado from the University of Otago in New Zealand. They have proven that exercising can effectively be a “work- out” memory. For older adults, physical exercising an effect to play on the cognitive aspects of mind. Such as switching tasks, paying attention and above all working the memory. Naturally, fit people have better results on mental test than those who do not exercise, or who simply are not fit. Namely, exercising does not only have an impact on our physical body, but on our brain as well. Daily, by walking, doing aerobic exercises, or simply awaking your muscles, you get a brighter mind. Interestingly, according to the study, those who practice aerobics training have scored higher than those who just stretch their muscles.
The peer- reviewed article titled Physical exercise ameliorates deficits induced by traumatic brain injury. Concentrates about the scientific angel of the way to ameliorate the brain skills. This article talks about, if the brain is already damaged (already has a traumatic injury). The author, strongly suggest to follow the instructions of a trainer, a profesional in the fiel of your physical activity. Namely, a person who wants to physicaly practice should has a good trainer. Therefor, the person will have personalized and structured exercises to do according to their physical abilities. For muscles manipulation is delicat, exercising these parts should be done very carefully because the muscles are directly connected to the brain nerfs.
The academic journal has a scientific point of view, while the article from the website speaks more in a practical way. In the article, the researchers do not really touch on children’s cogitive development, but older adults. The author says that little children are still at the beginning of their cognitive development. They do not specify the importance of exercising for children and especially for their memory development.
Springer. "Aerobic exercise boosts brain power, review finds." ScienceDaily, 13 Dec. 2012. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.
Statistics Canada. Perceived Life Stress, 2011. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. <http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2012001/article/11666-eng.htm>.
T., Archer, K., Svensson and M.,Alricsson. Physical exercise ameliorates deficits induced by traumatic brain injury. Blackwell publishing, 2013. Ebrary. Web. Nov. 2013.