The Brain Changing Benefits of Physical Activity

What is the most transformative thing you can do for your brain? Physical activity or moving your body!

In the following Ted Talk by Wendy Suzuki (a neuroscientist) – The Brain Changing Benefits of Exercise, she discusses –

  • the brain changing effects of exercise – including better mood, better energy, better attention,
  • how exercise is the most transformative things you can do for your brain today for 3 short-term reasons –
    1. increasing levels of neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline)
    2. for increasing focus and attention,
    3. increasing reaction times. and
  • long-term benefits of exercise includes –
    1. increase long-term memory,
    2. improved attention function (related to prefrontal cortex), and
    3. long-lasting increases in the good mood neurotransmitters.
  • the time required to receive the benefits of physical activity.



I hope this post has given you some insight in to the brain changing benefits of physical activity. If you have any comments, please leave them below or pop over to our Facebook page. If you are keen to start moving, feel free to join me at a Nia class soon. Details are here.

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