As summer approaches, you might be thinking about getting outside and enjoying the warm weather. You like to be active during the summer, mainly for the benefits that exercise can provide for your body. However, did you know that staying active can also be good for your brain?
At LearningRx, it is our mission to provide brain training programs that help students of all ages become better learners. Just as with working out your muscles, your brain needs exercise in order to stay in shape. If you’d like to learn more about our education franchise opportunities, then please contact us today!
Exercise and Brain Health
We all know that regular exercise can help us avoid conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, but it can also help with brain health. According to a 2014 article from Harvard Health, moving your body can help you reduce inflammation and encourage the release of growth factors, which can help your brain cells become healthier, as well as grow new blood vessels in the brain. When your brain is healthier, it can be easier to focus at work, at school, or wherever you need to employ cognitive skills such as memory, logic, or visual processing.
We’ve all experienced “brain fog” at certain times in our lives, and staying active can help you avoid those morning or afternoon slowdowns. When you’re sitting at your desk for hours on end, it can be good to get up and move around. Getting the blood flowing can help your brain, and you can avoid both body and brain fatigue with just a few minutes of movement. If you’re constantly sedentary, then there’s a good chance that you’re going to have “foggy” moments more frequently.
Keep Stress at Bay
Stress can have a profoundly negative effect on the brain, and your ability to focus on or complete certain tasks can be sidelined due to the pressure brought on by stress. If you’re having trouble remembering certain things, such as instructions to a specific task or job, because you’re stressed, then give your brain a break and go for a walk or a quick run. Taking your mind off of what you’re doing can be a great way to reset, and exercise can release chemicals in your brain that cause stress hormone levels to drop.
Help Others Exercise Their Brain
While you can’t make other people exercise, you can help people who are struggling with learning exercise their brain. As a LearningRx franchisee, you’ll be given the opportunity to help students keep their brains active and healthy. Through our brain training programs, students can improve their working memory, long-term memory, auditory processing, and other cognitive skills.
To learn more about franchise possibilities in your area, please contact us by using the form below. A member of our team will be in touch with you about the next steps you can take towards opening a learning center in your community. They’ll gladly answer your questions and can provide you with vital information such as how much you can earn and who our direct competition is in the marketplace.