How Exercising Can Assist Fitness and Growth?

The golden ticket to prevent diseases and slow the aging process is exercising. The major reason for this is because it is the most effective and best way to retain the leptin and insulin sensitivity. Also reverse the leptin and insulin resistance which is the key to remain healthy as one gets older.

But there is another reason on why exercising is thought to be the real-life fountain of youth. When you do exercise intensely, it boosts the body’s natural production of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) and the synergistic foundation of biochemical that simply addresses the muscle loss and the atrophy that happens while aging.

Incite Brain Growth

As we become older, the birth of new brain cells gets reduced and slows. Also the brain tissue simply shrinks. By exercising you can reverse this trend. A brain-scan was done on people aged 60-79 and it showed that they had a great amount of increase in brain activity after six months of aerobic fitness training.

No such changes had occurred to subjects who did toning and stretching exercises. The research clearly stated that aerobic exercises lead to better cardiovascular fitness and helps in age-related changes for the mind of old people.

Boosting Brain-Building Hormones

Like how food of plants help them to grow lusher and quick, in the same way the chemical called as brain-derived neurotrophic factor or the BDNF helps in developing the proliferation and growth of brain cells. And this is quite true in terms of hippocampus. This is the region which is hugely responsible for memory and which is quite vulnerable to age-related decline. So, the more you are exercising the more BDNF you can create and be able to fight anxiety and depression.

Fighting Anxiety and Depression

There is a clear knowledge among people that depression can reduce the ability of the brain to process information and makes it quite difficult to concentrate and reach to a decision. It sometimes causes real memory related problems. Often for serious depression physicians might prescribe antidepressants. And in the milder case you can simply exercise for lifting the mood.

Plus exercising can crank the body’s production of dopamine and serotonin, which are the brain chemicals to make one in happy mood. Plus this boosts the level of the endorphins which is the feel-good chemicals.

Reduces Effect Of Stress

Some of the hormones like BDNF can make your brain younger while other lead to aging it. And these consist of the so called stress hormone – cortisol and simply helps in thinking straight. Some believe that it helps in creating new nerve cells in the place where the brain has got the nerve cells known as dentate gyrus. This is the area of the hippocampus which is simply linked to creating new and refreshing memories.

Frankly, exercising is the only way one can get the perfect heath and be active. With the proper exercising, your mind becomes active and gets the required chemicals to think wiser and sharper. So go and start hitting the gym.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.