Did you know that walking, jogging, weight lifting, swimming, dancing and other physical activities can improve your ability to learn English faster, in addition to helping you stay healthy and fit? There are many scientific studies that explain why exercise is good for your brain. Shortly, this is how it helps:
- increases the blood and oxygen flow to the brain
- increases growth factors that help create new nerve cells and promote synaptic plasticity
- increases chemicals in the brain that help cognition, such as dopamine, glutamate, norepinephrine, and serotonin
Exercising together is a beneficial activity for you and your friends. It is a great excuse to go out and discover new places, meet new people, and practice your English. Why are you still sitting? Check out our activities calendar, find a fitness centre, look for hiking trails, or do something else that you think is fun!