What happens to your brain when you don’t exercise?

Exercise –> brain health

Exercise cessation –> decreased brain health?

Yes, it’s tempting. It’s cold outside, it gets dark early, and it might even rain. Your day has been long and stressful, and the last thing on your mind is a workout (although that’s the perfect way to unwind and destress). Your couch (and perhaps the beer or nice dinner) is soo tempting; almost hard to resist.

If you exercise regularly you might consider the effect of a missed workout on your fitness goals, muscles or even reduced daily energy expenditure. Yet, only few of us might consider the effect of a missed workout on our brain. Guess what, the effect is HUGE!

More, be aware of the risk that one missed workout might turn into two or three and before you know it you haven’t worked out in a month! Why should you be concerned? Continue reading.Continue reading

Perks of a short stroll

You probably know by now:

too much sitting raises the risk of stroke.

But of course, you can reduce your risk – otherwise I wouldn’t write this post, right?

 

Sitting & Stroke

A recent study (S. Thosar, Indiana University) among many others concluded:

when subjects sat still for 3 hours, blood flow in their leg arteries decreased significantly after the first hour.Continue reading