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Are you a student? Do you know the benefits of exercise for your studies?   What do lecture halls, computer desks, food courts, and libraries have in common? That's where university students spend so much of their time in sedentary pursuits.   Although hours of studying burn mental energy, both your body and mind need physical exercise to function at their peak! Not only can exercise help with concentration and focus but also with mental health. Young people are at highest risk. Some 75% of mental health problems emerge before the age of 25. It’s possible that while you are at university you might experience...

Are you a slave to the student life?   If your only cardio at the moment is running out of time to submit assignments, you may be surprised to discover the benefits that exercise has regarding academic performance. Find out how to Exercise Right for student life.   1. Your brain is a battery – recharge it regularly   The ability to sustain your attention is closely linked to academic performance, particularly when studying for an upcoming exam or filtering through research papers for an assignment.  Research has found that individuals with lower cardiorespiratory fitness have poorer attention capacities and make more mistakes than their fit counterparts.   It’s...

We all know that exercise can help keen the body healthy, and let’s face it, most of us keep active to control our waistlines. Yet, what about the brain?   The Mayo Clinic in the USA describes exercise as a preventative method that ‘outweighs medication, intellectual games “brain games”, diet and supplements’ when it comes to brain disease. “Although there is a lot more research to be carried out, many experts already state that exercise may be the best preventative method to stop the progression of disease,” explains Accredited Exercise Physiologist Alex Lawrence. “Many people associate exercise with weight loss and good looks, but...

Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) has been referred to as a fertilizer for your brain. Find out how exercise can help you to get more of it.   Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) has been referred to as a fertilizer for your brain. It is a substance that is found in your brain and helps to maintain the life of your brain cells, as well as grow new ones. You’ve probably heard all about ‘neuroplasticity’ and how we used to think our brains, once adult, were like a lump of concrete – unable to change and grow. Scientists now believe our brains...