Daily Aerobic Exercise Improves Your Odds of Success by Boosting Brain Power

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Blood’s major purpose is to carry nutrients (glucose or ketones and oxygen) to the cells and to carry waste out through your lungs in the form of carbon dioxide.

When you engage in daily exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, you increase blood flow throughout the body, including the brain. The more you exercise, the greater the blood flow.

This means more nutrients and more waste removal, improving the health and performance of every cell in your body, including brain cells.

Aerobic exercise also increases blood flow into the Dentate Gyrus. The Dentate Gyrus is part of your brain’s Hippocampus, a region involved in memory formation and neurogenesis (birth of new neurons).

When you are pursuing success, you must have a good memory in order to avoid making costly mistakes – mistakes cost you time and money, both precious commodities in the early stages of any venture.

Exercise also stimulates the production of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDFN).

BDFN is often referred to as miracle grow for brain cells. It helps maintain healthy brain cells and also increases the girth of the Myelin Sheath, the insulation surrounding the axons of every brain cell.

When your Myelin Sheath is robust, this increases both your ability to absorb new information and your ability to think quickly on your feet, two very critical factors necessary in the pursuit of success.

The last point I’d like to make is this – because aerobic activity reduces stress, improves the health of all cells in the body, keeps weight off and strengthens the heart muscle, all of this results in an increased life expectancy.

So, aerobic exercise not only helps you succeed, it adds more years to your life, giving you many more years in which to enjoy the success you worked so hard to create!

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
 
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  1. Martin Meldgaard says:

    Great point. And as a bonus You get Happy doing aerobic.

  2. Lisa Schbreiber says:

    Your emphasis in several posts on the benefits of exercise is one of the main reasons that I now, even though I’m in my 60’s, log 200+ minutes per week of resistance and aerobic exercise.

    • That makes me happy Lisa. The pursuit of success is hard. Every advantage one can find, must be put to use, in order to increase the odds of success.

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