Wednesday Wrap-Up: The Athlete Brain

Positive Effects of Exercise on the Brain

Have you or your teammates ever been referred to as “meatheads” or “dumb jocks?”

Those are terms commonly used to portray athletes in a negative light; however, research suggests that the athlete brain is higher functioning than the average person, due to the the effects of exercise.

Below are Some Examples of Positive Effects:

  1. Exercise keeps the brain sharp and prevents the decline of cognitive function
  2. Exercise reduces anxiety and stress and is considered the most effective “natural cure” for these conditions
  3. Boosts IQ and intelligence
  4. Improves attention and creativity

For more information on this subject check out the full article HERE!

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