Today is Movement for Movement Monday at Aortic Hope.
👉 As we all know, doing nothing is doing something however, many of us need some support to simply get moving (whatever that may be for you).
👉 Following your doctor's orders, do whatever he/she has cleared you to do. While recovering from open heart surgery, you may find it a little difficult to "move" and that's normal.
🧠 In Neuroscience News, in the article titled Exercise and the Brain: The Neuroscience of Fitness Explored, there is a clear beneficial connection to exercise and our brain. It stimulates and influences our memory, acts as a mood regulator, it enhances "brain plasticity" which helps us recover from injuries, improves our cognitive functions and memory.
👉 Once you have a good understanding of any potential limitations or restrictions regarding exercise, work out within those parameters.
🚶♀️ To summarize, "the current evidence strongly supports that regular physical activity has remarkable benefits for brain health and cognitive function, underscoring the value of integrating regular exercise into our daily lives for physical and mental health benefits."
Check out all of the benefits by reading the article here.