The brain is a part of the body. It is easy to forget that we are living in an information-oriented modern society. Being a part of the body means being able to train through training.
According to the author, it has little effect on "brain training" such as puzzles. Surprisingly, exercise is far more effective than that (Yappari (^_^))
Exercise is the most effective way to make the brain work efficiently, and this book introduces the mechanism by which exercise overcomes stress, maintains memory and concentration, and inspires good ideas.
While writing one work, Haruki Murakami says that he does not miss running and swimming. Einstein came up with the theory of relativity when he was biking, and Steve Jobs was walking and meeting.
There is a close relationship between exercise and inspiration. I suppose there are many people who have had good ideas after exercising. It's not just because you're moving and refreshing.
BDNF is a substance that is indispensable for brain health, and it is effective to perform aerobic exercise for 30 to 40 minutes three times a week.
When stress is applied, a stress hormone called cortisol is secreted. However, habituating to exercise can eventually increase the amount of cortisol released only slightly, and increase the resistance to stress.
From ancient times, physical activity has been a necessary activity for survival. Therefore, when you exercise, a system called "reward system" works, and it is a mechanism that releases dopamine and makes you feel positive.
Two to three times a week, the brain learns that even if your heart palpitations become intense, it does not come from fear, but positive changes when you exercise significantly.
Overall, to keep your brain in top condition, run at least 45 minutes three times a week. The point is to increase your heart rate. Strength training also has a positive effect on the brain, but aerobic exercise is more effective.
The important thing is to continue.