The Link between Physical Exercise and Brain Health Explained

A study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience has shown that there’s a fascinating link between physical health and brain performance. It compares the pathological effects of prolonged motor deprivation on astronauts spending extended periods in space and debilitated patients undergoing treatment.

The result reveals that both participants, after exposure to equally movement-limiting situations, experience impact on both their motor and metabolic systems and their nervous system, altering neurogenesis and the interaction between motoneurons and muscle cells. Simply put, taking care of your physical health by having an active lifestyle can help maintain if not improve your mental health.

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