Archive for Jan 10, 2013


Hey Guys,

I found this article today at work and it was quite interesting. I’m going to research more into the subject and come up with my own conclusion. For now, take a read and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy 🙂


Exercise to Increase Brain Performance

The mind-body connection is something that has always fascinated me and exercise has repeatedly shown to increase brain activity and mental performance. It stimulates the release of a number of different neurotransmitters and ensures they remain balanced.

This information could be very useful for people about to undertake an exam. 20 minutes of exercise could be enough to give your mental activity and performance a jump-start, ideally at approximately 70% of your maximum heart rate. As shown in the attached brain scan image, there’s a very noticeable difference in the brain’s activity levels post-exercise.

Above-mentioned scientific connection was demonstrated by Dr. John Ratey from Harvard Medical School, author of the book “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.” If you’re interested in learning more on this subject you can get it here: (US) or here: