Did you think physical exercise is all about abdominal fat? Did you know about two-thirds of your brain is composed of fat? Did you know physical exercise can make your brain ‘fatter’? Have you heard of or read John Ratey’s book “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain”? According to Harvard Psychiatry Professor John Ratey nothing beats exercise for promoting brain heath.
That’s right, increased aerobic fitness can increase the number of new cells (neurons) formed in the hippocampus, a crucial brain structure for learning and memory.
Exercise regularly and you could reduce your risk of getting dementia and improve your cognitive function.