Recently, major universities began to issue admission notices one after another, and "grades" once again became the focus of public attention.
This reminds me of the personal experience shared by Tsinghua Huan, a former champion in the college entrance examination and now a brain science expert, on the media platform.
He said that the class teacher dragged them to exercise every day, which was one of the important factors for him to be admitted to Tsinghua.
Because exercise can not only make our bodies healthier, but also adjust and optimize our brains, so as to achieve the ultimate goal of self-improvement.
Coincidentally, Reddy, a clinical associate professor at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in neuropsychiatric medicine, also made the same findings.
He wrote in the book "Exercise to Transform the Brain":
The most critical function of exercise is to strengthen or improve the brain.
Exercise is actually the best investment in the brain.
Exercise makes you smarter.
I wonder if you have ever had such an experience:
Feeling confused and depressed, I stood up and exercised my bones and muscles, and immediately felt a lot awake;
Work and study are inefficient. After going out for a few laps, the state will soon get better.
As someone said:
The greatest charm of exercise is to keep the brain in the best condition.
Wendy, a professor of neuroscience who studies long-term memory, did an experiment with herself and successfully proved this point.
Professor Wendy has been immersed in the laboratory for a long time to study human memory, and gradually neglected to take care of her body, and unconsciously gained a lot of weight.
During a rafting activity, she suddenly realized that her young self had become the person with the weakest physical fitness, so she made up her mind to enter the gym for exercise.
After more than a year of exercise, she not only successfully recovered her slim figure, but also found that her memory improved and her attention improved.
Curious about this, she shifted her research direction to the changes in the brain caused by exercise.
After research, she found that long-term exercise has a great influence on the anatomical structure, physiological function and function of the brain:
"Simply moving your body can have immediate and long-term protective effects on your brain, and it can last for a lifetime."
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences also published a data:
Compared with their sedentary peers, those who exercise regularly can increase their hippocampal volume by 2%.
In other words, exercise can keep our brain in a state of continuous development.
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For young people, exercise can promote brain development; For middle-aged people, exercise can delay brain degeneration.
A 53-year-old friend has the habit of exercising every day.
She found that reading a few pages of books after exercise would make her brain particularly useful.
She said that although she is getting older, she can slow down the aging of her body through exercise, which makes her feel very at ease.
Leonardo da Vinci once said:
Exercise is the source of all life.
No matter what age and occupation you are in, you can use exercise to develop and protect your brain, and then firmly grasp the initiative in life.
Exercise makes you happy.
There is such a question in Zhihu: "What does exercise bring you?"
Praise the answer is:
"Long-term exercise can not only change my appearance, but also bring me a kind of confidence that radiates from the inside."
The happiness brought by exercise lies in that it can let us release pressure, relieve emotions and gain both physical and mental pleasure.
Brendon Stubbs, an authoritative expert on sports and mental health, once did an experiment:
He asked the participants to take a week’s advanced exercise training, and then paused for seven days to observe their mental state after stopping exercise.
The results show that many data of all participants have fluctuated greatly, and their mental state index has dropped by 15% on average.
Among them, the frequency of thinking increased by 23%, the degree of self-confidence decreased by 20%, and the degree of calmness decreased by 19%.
At the end of the experiment, one participant sighed with emotion: "My body and mind depend on sports far beyond my imagination."
In the past, we only observed the physical changes caused by exercise with the naked eye. As everyone knows, exercise can also have a significant impact on our mood.
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I have seen the sharing of a netizen @ 嗮嗮嗮:
When his life and work are not satisfactory, he will go for a morning run.
Along the Yellow River, I ran until the morning sun began to glare slowly, and then stopped.
At this time, he will stand on the river bank and shout at the other side.
"The polluted air in the chest and lungs seems to be emptied in an instant and becomes very comfortable.
At this time, I will slowly calm down and think about all kinds of recent life. It is not as decadent as before, and my spirit suddenly gets better, just like being reborn. "
Sports will give us a sense of control and self-confidence, and get rid of negative emotions such as stress and anxiety.
At the same time, it can also promote the secretion of dopamine, which can increase happiness, and make us happier and happier.
People who exercise more and love sports will enjoy challenges and love life more in the exercise of breaking through themselves again and again.
Take control of life, starting with exercise.
Wang Enge, former president of Peking University, once said when he took office:
People need to make "two friends" in this life, one is the library and the other is the sports ground.
Exercise is an important way to assist brain development, and it is also a good friend who can accompany us all our lives.
To make sports play a more powerful role, please refer to the following suggestions:
First, start by walking and discover your favorite sports.
As the saying goes, "everything is difficult at the beginning."
For people who have no sports foundation, walking, which we are used to, is the best way to cultivate sports habits.
Because it can help us break the fear of sports and start to change with confidence.
Then, we try various kinds of sports to explore the one or several that suit us.
Like the hearty feeling of sweating, then go running and dancing;
Like a gentle way to stretch your body and mind, you can practice yoga and tai chi;
Pick out two or three sports you like, arrange time for practice scientifically, and enjoy the fun brought by sports!
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Second, constantly challenge new sports and inject vitality into the brain.
Just as weight loss has a plateau, so does exercise on the brain.
When your body has developed the habit of exercise and adapted to the rhythm of exercise, the stimulation of exercise to the body and brain will enter a state of stagnation.
Therefore, we should try new sports from time to time, so that the body can start a new round of challenges and the brain can be developed again.
Accustomed to solitary sports, you can try badminton, basketball and other group cooperative sports;
Always repeating traditional sports such as skipping rope and running, you might as well follow Pamela, Liu Genghong and other fitness experts and join the trend training.
Third, after exercise, finish the most important thing.
Within 1-2 hours after exercise, it is time for the brain to proliferate neurons and strengthen the hippocampus.
If you choose entertainment and relaxation projects such as watching drama and sleeping after exercise, it will waste the value-added functions that exercise brings to your brain.
Students can recite and solve problems after exercise; Office workers can spend their time writing summaries and making tables; Entrepreneurs can think about planning their future careers.
You know, only when the brain is fully used after exercise can you really become "smart".
Write it at the end
Writer Li Shanglong said:
A person who sleeps at home every day never knows that people on the treadmill also have another kind of happiness.
When you feel weak, run and your body will gradually recover.
When you feel that your thoughts are not smooth, jump and inspiration may appear.
When you find that you are unhappy, move and your troubles will dissipate.
Although exercise can’t give us the reward we want in a short time.
But long-term persistence will give us a stronger body, a more flexible brain and a happier mood, and thus start a continuous compound interest life.
Only then will you find that exercise is an excellent investment in life.
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Author: Fat girl doesn’t like to move, a Guangdong girl who is comfortable in a small town but doesn’t want to be restricted in her mind. Love reading and writing, and pursue lifelong growth. Source: Fan Deng studied.