A study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published by the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health was held “To determine if individuals participating in an evidence-based exercise program to reduce falls would demonstrate improvements in both physical and cognitive performance.”
Their conclusion was “Balance is a skill that requires both physical and cognitive components. Research has demonstrated that participating in aerobic exercise and strength training exercise interventions can have an impact on cognitive performance.”
In other words: Yes, exercise helps you think better.
There are actually lots of studies that have produced an overwhelming amount of evidence showing the positive relationship between physical conditioning and cognitive (mental) ability. So, just like school children benefit from running around every day at recess, adults need their dose of brain-stimulating exercise each day, too.
If you would like to read the study called, "The effect of an exercise-based balance intervention on physical and cognitive performance for older adults: a pilot study", we highly recommend it!
If you would like to read more about how exercising on the bellicon can help you and your mental health, visit our benefits page!