Mindwire Neurofeedback Brain Training Series: Week 5- Exercise

Regular physical exercise and activity can have significant benefits for brain and mental health. Exercise has been shown to increase blood flow and oxygenation to the brain, promote the growth of new neurons and neural connections, and improve cognitive function and memory.

In addition, exercise is an effective tool for managing stress and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Exercise releases endorphins, which can improve mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Exercise can also promote relaxation and improve sleep quality, both of which are important for maintaining good mental health.

Overall, incorporating regular physical activity into your routine can have significant benefits for brain and mental health. Whether it’s going for a walk, doing yoga, or engaging in more intense physical activity, finding ways to move your body regularly can help you feel better mentally and emotionally, and can support overall well-being.

Challenge Exercises: Pick one way to increase or implement daily exercise into your routine. Commit to at least 2 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise almost everyday and make a habit of it. Add time or intensity as you become more comfortable with your exercise routine and activity.

  1. Go for a brisk walk or run for 5-10 minutes.

  2. Body weight exercises.

  3. Try a exercise app or youtube channel.

  4. Online or in person yoga.

  5. Turn on pandora and Dance.

  6. Walk up and down your stairs multiple times.

  7. Play a sport with friends.

  8. Chase your children.

  9. If you have joint or other mobility issues stationary bike or swimming are good alternatives.

  10. Select another vigorous activity of your choosing.