Recent studies have proved that exercise just does not improve the body, but also improves the functions of the brain. Preliminary evidence highlights that people who physically active suffer from low levels of depression and anxiety than others. Although it is logical that a healthy and active lifestyle would be energizing for the mind too, however, scientific proof was missing to hold the statement. Today, studies have shown that exercising does invigorate the brain. The new research has pointed out significant medical benefits due to exercise, which includes specialized brain activity for patients. Exercise also helps people to handle stress and anxiety by affecting the neurochemicals found in the brain. This positive brain activity is just not present in humans, but also found in animals. According to recent studies, it has been shown that exercise can also repair the damaged segments of an aged brain too.

Research has also suggested that exercise benefit the hippocampus as well. Hippocampus is the section of the brain which is essential for learning and memory. Studies on animals have suggested that exercise augments brain concentrations of norepinephrine in the brain region which is responsible for maintain stress responses of the body. According to a research, the production of new brain cells doubled after adult mice were made to run on wheels. According to earlier studies, it was believed that as the brain aged, productivity decreased as new brain cells were formed. According to studies, physical activities, pumped-up learning errands, social interactions and other such invigorating activities were crucial in amplifying brain activity.
In rats, researchers found out that simple voluntary physical motion was sufficient to initiate brain cell propagation. These increases were seen while rats ran on wheels. Swimming was an activity that did not trigger any brain activity in rats and mice. Although this could have been due to the limited access these rodents were given any day. The wheel for running, however, was available to them throughout the day. Another possibility for the lack of brain activity could’ve been due to their disinclination towards swimming, which caused stress countering any positive brain activity.

In a research that was conducted in a medical university, a group of people were given a computer-based test. The participants were required to run for half an hour on a treadmill. Later, when their heartbeat s stabilized, the brain activity was read and noted with the help of an EEG machine. They were then given more test and it was confirmed with the help of the EEG machine that the students were able to resolve problems quicker due to the increased brain activity due to exercise.

It has been witnesses by many that due to emotional trauma or depression, brain activity is hampered and people tend to lose their temper rather than rationally resolve problems. With the help of further medical studies, it could be shown that which mental processes are triggered by which kinds of exercises. Even if exercise cannot cure or stop a mental disorder from happening, it would surely help you in the prevention and reduction.