Exercise is good for long-term health, including maintaining brain function of risk of dementia.
There are also short-term benefits ie. boost stamina in the brain to think fast so as not to experience mental fatigue.
At the cellular level, this benefit is actually not much different from the increase in muscle stamina. Various previous studies showed that exercise can stimulate the formation of energy-producing mitochondria in the cells that make muscles grow stronger.
Now, a recent study conducted at the University of South California showed that the same mechanism also occurs in brain cells. Regular exercise can stimulate the formation of mitochondria, so the brain has the stamina doubled.
In the long run, since the first exercise is often associated with dementia risk prevention, especially for Alzheimer’s disease. Now more and more experts believe that the benefits associated with the formation of energy-producing mitochondria or at cellular level.
Interestingly, this benefit is not only felt for such a long term in preventing premature senility, but can also be felt in the short term. Shortly after the exercise, the brain becomes more alert and not prone to mental fatigue.
The existence of short-term benefits of exercise is evidenced in the group of mice, who were told to exercise for some time and brain cells were observed in the laboratory. These experiments not possible in humans, because the brain must be dissected out of the head.