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The brain benefits of exercise

Regular exercise can have a huge positive impact on our overall health and mood. Whilst the physical benefits of exercise on the body has the potential to ward off disease, promote sleep and keep us in good health the benefits of exercise of our brain can sometimes be overlooked.

Not only does exercise have the ability to  improve the cognitive function of our brains but the impact it can have on our mental health and well-being  are far reaching and can be deeply felt.

In this mental fitness infographic the BelievePerform team look at the brain benefits of exercise.

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  • Exercise facilitates information processing and memory functions.
  • Exercise releases endorphins which trigger positive feelings in the body.
  • Reduces anxiety and depression.
  • Improves cognitive functioning.
  • Improves attention.
  • Improves blood flow to the brain.
  • Increased retention of new information.
  • Improved problem solving skills.
  • Improves mood and sleep.
  • Exercise reduces the effects of stress.
  • Improved learning.
  • Stimulates growth of brain cells.
  • Boosts brain regeneration.
  • Improves your focus.

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