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Can physical activities help your brain?

We’re all for adapting a healthy lifestyle. In fact, most of us try to eat healthy and make sure to engage in physical activity at least 150 minutes a week. But do you know which kinds of physical activity to engage in?

 

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Aside from the apparent benefits of engaging in physical activities like strength, agility, and endurance, participating in these can also help the brain. According to a Mayo Clinic research, if you do activities that gets the heart to pump, this can reduce dementia risk and mild cognitive impairments.

And don’t worry if you feel like it’s too late to engage in these activities if you already have these conditions. These physical activities can still slow it down. And its also a mood booster.

The most popular physical activities include running and swimming, but what else can you do?

You can try basketball, football, cycling, hockey, race walking, handball, and tennis. Other physical activities that can boost the brain are table tennis, badminton, fencing, canoeing, rowing, and taekwondo.

Not only do these activities require concentration, precision, and hand-eye coordination they also provide a cardiovascular workout for the brain.

So what are you waiting for? Get those sports clothes on and engage in some physical activities! 😀

Oh, and watch this video to learn more:

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