New Years Resolutions and settle into our routines many people discount exercise as the item that needs to stay on the agenda. With March 12th – 18th being Brain Awareness Week, it is a good time to think about ways to keep your brain alert and healthy.

As we get older, our cognitive functions slow down. Regular exercise helps prevent age and disease related brain deterioration. Physical fitness benefits the brain not only by boosting our cognitive abilities, but also by helping to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Exercise improves blood flow to the brain encouraging the formation of new brain cells and supplying those cells with oxygen and nutrients. When you exercise your body you exercise your brain! So, when your body is fit so it your brain.

The more regular your exercise program, the more long term benefits your body and brain will derive from it. So, if you feel your heart pumping in your chest and you are breaking a sweat you are doing your brain a huge favor”. For more information on how you can get active contact Stefanie Fisher, owner of Vancouver Adventure Boot Camp at 360-823-9636.