Effects of Exercise on the Brain Exercise should be incorporated into the school curriculum because of the benefits it will provide for the students. Cognitive functions such as memory, perceptual skills, academic skills and the intelligent quotient are improved with exercise (Hillman, Erickson, & Kramer, 2008). These cognitive benefits are developed through the release of neuroendocrine compounds during exercise. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the benefits of exercise on the brain and to explain the effects of stress on the brain. Brain in Distress The stress response from the brain includes behavioral responses though a motor response, an endocrine response and an autonomic response. The brain processes the sensory...The end:
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