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?


Scientific American Illustration.

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.


Exercise increases brain size – Study

Cardiovascular exercise strengthens both body and brain

Older brains benefit from all types of exercise

Is physical exercise better than brain exercise for seniors?

Aerobic exercise preserves brain volume; improves cognition – RSNA


More good exercise/brain news – Tufts

Early life exercise promotes healthy brain – Study

Tufts on exercise and brain health

How the brain benefits from exercise – Infographic

Steps for brain health from childhood onward … AHA

Increasing muscle strength can improve brain function

8 Ways to improve your brain power – Infographic

Exercise helps overcome negative effects of stress – StudyExercise and heart healthy diet may slow memory problems developing

Your brain needs physical exercise – Scientific American


18 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

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  8. Sulabha patil

    V.valueable infomation given.Thks a lot

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  9. Jeff

    Thanks for sharing, this information whit us.

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  10. Brain is a “calorie burner”?
    I should to know more about this.
    Thanks pal.


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  12. I nice summary, and comprehensive, too! Beets have recently proven to be so useful, as well, and could take their place beside nuts and olives. Sounds like you are beating the odds, Tony. I hope you are surviving lockdowns OK. It is particularly tough on my friend who has been grappling with dementia 😦

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    • It’s a one day at a time deal, Vinny. Am bummed right now because I have not been able to ride my bike in a week and it doesn’t look good for the near future. Have been climbing stairs for exercise as I don’t like the health club. Stay safe!


  13. I have come back to this post because I wanted to read it more carefully but there is simply too much information presented.

    Can you break it down to more easily digestible parts? Because this is very important. For example, I do a lot of exercise and am vegan and have a good BMI. But I have been told that I need a supplement to relax the walls of the arteries carrying blood to the brain. I have started on ProCera and it seems to be making a difference. But is it my imagination or can it really help.


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