Exercise may improve our brain’s executive function

Exercise has many benefits, including boosting brain cell production, reducing depression, strengthening the body’s muscular system, and now, researchers believe it may also improve the brain’s executive functions. Research supports that strengthening the muscular system, and improving mobility and range of motion may reduce falls and injuries related to activities of daily living. Maintaining a regular exercise routine at BrainFlex® Wellness Club may contribute to your ability to maintain your independence.

Exercise affects brain functioning in many positive ways, including reducing the stress hormone, cortisol. Less stress means less clutter in the brain, which may improve the ability to process information. Exercise also produces dopamine, an active neurotransmitter that contributes to the brain’s ability to regulate emotions and movement.

At BrainFlex® Wellness Club, we offer a targeted exercise program that focuses on strengthening and stretching the muscles you need to complete everyday tasks. We also work on your core and balance, which may help to reduce injuries and falls. The ultimate goal is to help you remain independent as long as possible.