With the beginning of every year, we have the opportunity to start anew! Motivation and resolve are at their highest, leaving us with an opportunity to set new goals and habits. With this in mind, what are your resolutions?
In a study from 4 top New York magazines, one of the most common resolutions each year is to improve our exercise regimen. With over 65% of all resolutions being about either beginning or improving our exercise routines.
In the free course titled “The Science of Happiness,” developed by the Indiana Department of Education in collaboration with Butler University, there are many benefits to a consistent exercise plan, including brain changing benefits. In a Ted Talk by Dr. Wendy Suzuki, she explains how movement can actually protect the brain from memory loss and some diseases.
In addition to protecting the brain from future risks, there are also many immediate benefits on the brain that are caused by exercise, such as increasing memory function and elevating mood. Dr. Suzuki illustrates that by incorporating a 30 minute workout into you routine 3-4 times a week, you will provide lasting effects on your brain and memory.