Exercise has been shown to be an effective form of controlling pain. Exercise will stabilize painful and imbalanced body areas. Exercise will prevent injuries from coming up in the first place. Exercise will ease osteo-arthritic pain and arthritic joints. Exercise will prevent the progression of osteo-arthritis. Exercise will help to stave off, and to control, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
But can exercise also help improve memory? Can exercise improve cognitive functioning? In a nut shell, yes.
Various studies have come out touting the benefits of exercise on the brain. In his book “Spark”, author John Ratay talks about this very subject. In the book, he looked at studies performed on children in school. The studies found that the children scored better on tests after they had performed physical activity.
What the studies concluded was that exercise improves blood flow all over the body, and even to the brain. This increased blood flow will bring more oxygen to the brain to help it function better. Exercise also causes the release of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) in your brain. HGH aids in the laying down of neurological pathways that become new memories. Through this process, exercise can actually help you to remember things better.
Not only will exercise help you to remember things better, it will also allow you to focus better and improve your concentration.
We are discovering more and more benefits to exercising. Exercising is the best fountain of youth we have. It is as close to a miracle pill as we are going to get. There is secret to getting into shape, reducing pain and feeling better. The secret is exercising and eating healthy. Eating right will not have the effects that exercise does, but the 2 will work together to give you even more positive health benefits.
There is no reason not to exercise. If you are having trouble getting into exercise, if you don’t know what exercises are the best for you, then check out Pain Free Lifestyle. The Pain Free program is set up to take you from not exercising in years to getting into shape through consistent, low impact, easy to follow and easy on the body exercises.
The program also takes you through, step by step, how to incorporate eating right into your lifestyle. It is not a diet. It is a style of eating. It consists of small, easy to incorporate steps over weeks and months that will get you eating healthy slowly over time. If you try to do it too quickly, then you will only set yourself up for failure.
With all of these benefits from exercise, why not exercise? It will only benefit you.
Exercising intelligently by using low impact, easy on the body exercises to reduce pain, increase activity levels, and to stay mentally sharp and physically sound, is the Pain Free Way.
Here is an article from the New York Times that looked at physical fitness and the effects it has on children and their performance in school: