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  1. Optimal physical activity increases the activity of brain activity (increased blood circulation enriches tissues with oxygen, increased endorphin levels, improves mood and affects the assimilation of information, among other things, an increase in adrenaline and norepinephrine improves memory functions).

    Chess as a sport without physical activity, but with a high mental load contributes to the development of brain activity.

    However, professional sports can negatively affect brain activity due to frequent stress at competitions, depression, muscle overtraining, injuries, and high psycho-physiological loads that not only exhaust the body, but also reduce intelligence.

    A study by French scientists confirmed that overtraining slows down the activity of the brain region that is responsible for decision-making.

  2. Cardio training is a great way to boost the production of neurotrophins-proteins that support the viability of brain cells. This improves its plasticity, which means its memory and learning ability. In addition, training releases more neurotransmitters in the brain, especially serotonin and norepinephrine, which have a positive effect on information processing and mood.

  3. Yes, they do.
    The effect is positive in the long run. This can be a slowdown in brain activity if you are tired or overworked during physical exertion.
    Moderate exercise increases brain activity this is due to an increase in oxygen, nutrients and various hormones in the blood, which rushes to the brain, including feeding it.
    In addition, the brain during its activity and concentration on one object or task experiences neural stress in one, local, area, which leads to a decrease in productivity due to the depletion of neurons in this area. The motor activity of the muscles sends signals to the brain and thereby resolves this neural tension, increasing the productivity of the brain.
    Many people probably noticed that when a person actively thinks, solves a certain problem, thinks, then he makes various movements (shakes the pen in the palm of his hand, drums his fingers, twitches his leg, etc., etc.) this is not a nervous tic, but an unconscious protection of the brain from overload. And the stronger the thought process, the stronger this activity is.
    I hope I helped you get the necessary information.
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  4. Yes, they do. And not only on the activity, but also on the structure of the brain.
    Studies have shown the effectiveness of physical exercise in relation to cognitive, that is, cognitive functions.
    Neuroimaging techniques currently also allow us to track changes in the quality of connections between individual parts of the brain.

  5. Exercise is a brain activity. 2/3 of the human brain controls body movements. If there is no command from the brain, then the person will not even move. The human body is the executor of the brain's commands. Any, I repeat, absolutely any motor activity of a person or any animal is controlled by the brain. The greater the number of muscles involved in movements, the more intense the brain works, there is an increase in blood circulation to the brain and increase metabolic processes. And if the motor activity is not excessive and regular, then there is a training effect. Yes, the primary training effect occurs in the brain.

    The remaining 1/3 of the brain, which does not directly control movements, indirectly, is still associated with motor activity. Therefore, the effect of physical exercise is the most positive. But! For each individual person, it is purely individual. This means that the choice of exercises and loads to achieve a positive effect is also individual. All centenarians are physically active people who have retained clarity of mind until old age.

  6. Recent studies have shown that physical activity prevents the development of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, during sports, oxytocin is released, which contributes to a good mood and ease of interaction with others.

  7. To begin with, it is worth making a reservation that we are talking about an adequate load.�

    Sports have a very positive impact. There is an increase in neurogenesis (the formation of new cells in the brain).�

    In general, there is a book about sports and the brain-a strange girl who fell in love with the brain, by Wendy Suzuki. It just describes the connection between the brain and training.

  8. Influence. The repetition of any physical activity establishes new connections between neurons, strengthens or breaks old ones in the brain, so some actions we can perform automatically without thinking about it: turning on the light, picking up a bag, turning a page, typing on the keyboard. We no longer think that ” here I am now pressing the “l” key, then “e”, then “c”, we immediately type it

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