Top THREE exercises to do at any time of the day

March 15, 2023

“The human body is designed for long daily bouts of physical activity. Evolution never intended us to spend hours per day simply sitting.” – Professor James Goodwin. 

Staying active and moving the body has never been so important, particularly in this day and age. So many of us find ourselves sitting at our desks for long periods of time, or even taking a relaxed sofa day at home. Whatever your day looks like, do your best to get a little bit of exercise each day, adding up to your recommended 150 minutes per week. 

Here are our TOP THREE aerobic exercises to keep the heart rate up and encourage blood flow to the brain to improve brain health and cognitive function. 

High Knees

Studies have shown that high knees can rejuvenate the brain by making new brain cells. Not only do high knees have a positive impact on the physiology of our brains, but it helps improve muscular endurance, balance and coordination, keeping your mind active. 

Jumping Jacks 

Just like high knees and squats, jumping jacks is a great way to get the heart pumping, working in the long run to decrease blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. As we perform jumping jacks (try at least 10 in a row), proteins and hormones leave the muscles, travel to the brain and promote the production of new brain cells. 

Squat Jumps 

This is more of a challenging one, but fantastic for brain and body health. When we perform squat jumps, new brain cells are produced via a process of The production of new brain cells is called neurogenesis and occurs in the hippocampus, an area crucial for learning and memory.