Important Facts About Your Brain (and Exercise Benefits)

I took a course in the brain last year and learned some fabulous facts. Your brain weighs 2 to 3 pounds, less than two percent of your body weight. I bet you would never guess how many calories this mass of curlicues in your head burns in 24 hours. You need around 2000 calories a day to maintain your body weight.

You can find the answer here:
The Brain is a Calorie Burner
Following are other items on the nature and function of your brain and the relevance of exercise to a healthy brain:

Can Exercise Help Me Learn?

How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Walking, not Sudoku for Seniors

How Does Exercise Benefit the Brain?

Harvard on How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Sleep and the Brain

Brain Fitness

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Slower Mental Decline – Tufts

The Power and Benefits of Relaxation

The Brain is an Oxygen Burner

Exercise, Aging and the Brain

Owning a Pet Can Benefit Your Mental and Physical Health

Is Physical Exercise Better than Brain Exercise for Seniors?

What is the Main Factor in Maintaining Brain Function in Later Life?

Can exercise protect the brain from fatty food damage?

How to use your brain for weight control

Exercise benefits the Brain – Chicago Tribune

Early Life Exercise Promotes Healthy Brain

A Healthy Heart = A Healthy Brain

Boost Your Brain Health – Infographic

Aerobic exercise preserves brain volume/improves cognition

WebMD has a fun quiz on the brain you can take here.



12 responses to “Important Facts About Your Brain (and Exercise Benefits)

  1. thanks for sharing! this is interesting.

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  2. Fascinating post in what looks like an interesting blog.

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  5. Daniel

    So true,i find exercise,has made me sharper easier to deal with stress,recently lost 114 lbs in 5 1/2 yeah feel like I’m 18’again.sleeping better than I had been.was only getting 4 hrs a health was terrible! well thank God,for super foods,herbs and whole food supplements,ive got my health where it’s at today,with alot of research into plants and herbs.feel better than I thought I ever would!,so yes it can be done you just need to do the work!😎🇺🇸

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    • Thanks for sharing, Daniel. That’s a lot of weight in a relatively short time. The sleep is an important element of good health. Good health is a one day at a time deal.


  6. Leo Christ

    Quite useful, thanks for the information

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  7. kevin

    lt’s quite useful,thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sulabha patil

    V.valueable infomation given.Thks a lot

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