Much has been told of how exercise can help with one’s memory and in particular, keeping the brain healthy.  One part of the brain, the hippocampus, is responsible for memory and in particular neurogenesis and neuroplasticity.  Neurogenesis is when new brain cells are being created and neuroplasticity is when the brain is able to have an ease of learning through neuroconnections.

The larger the hippocampus, the better off the memory.  There are some people who have naturally large ones.  Lucky people.  While others have to work at it (which is the majority of people).  While much has been talked about regarding mental exercises for the brain, it’s just as important to do physical exercise.  You see, when this happens a certain gene is being expressed epigenetically that targets the hippocampus.  It’s called the Bio-derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) gene.

The article link below will help to explain in deeper detail:


Keep learning and get into some good exercise too…

Bob Choat