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The Power Of Protein – How Exercise Powers The Brain

Written by: Gilbert Ansah, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 
Executive Contributor Gilbert Ansah

We are all aware of exercise and its numerous benefits to our health and wellness. One of the most profound benefits is its healing and maintenance value to our brain. During exercise, a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor is released from muscle tissue promoting health and well-being and helps the brain form new connections and repair-deficient cells.

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BDNF is a protein that is paired with the family of neurotrophins, which are vital for the survival of neurons in the brain. BDNF has been noted to improve cognitive function, decision-making, attention, and mood and is beneficial for shielding the brain from Alzheimer's disease.


BDNF has also been proven to meliorate athletic performance. It can enhance muscle sensitivity to insulin leading to improved glucose intake and utilization. This also enhances endurance stamina and muscle reparation.


Exercise is not the only mode of increasing BDNF lifestyle Factors such as quality sleep, and ingestion of Omega fatty acids and antioxidants all have a positive effect on brain function. Supplements can also be of tremendous value. Green tea, resveratrol and quercetin can increase healthy levels of BDNF.


BDNF is a remarkable protein, Whether you are an athlete or fitness enthusiast BDNF is a potent molecule that can significantly help you reach your goals. Let's get after it and keep moving, eat nutritious balanced meals and care for our physical and mental health the yield is boundless. Go out and live your best life.


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Gilbert Ansah Brainz Magazine
 

Gilbert Ansah, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Gilbert Ansah is a CEO of J11_PERFORMANCE. He has been a staple in the fitness industry for over 25 years. His unique strategies have led hundreds of clients to new heights using a wholistic health approach encompassing body, mind, and spirit leading to personal mastery.

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