Exercise like your brain depends on it


Exercise like your brain depends on it. Because it does. I’ve written before about exercise and the immune system, and I often talk about movement and its importance when working with clients, but I still feel like exercise is somehow easily brushed aside. But did you know that exercise is essential for brain growth?  Exercise grows your brain There is a neurotrophic factor that increases when we exercise - it’s called brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF for short). BDNF is essentially a growth hormone for the brain, it helps grow new neurons and increases neuronal connections. What does this mean? [...]