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Cognitive Study

| Published: June 25, 2020

Leg exercise: critical to brain and nervous system

Dr. Rachna Sharma

Clinical Psychologist, Christ University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.021/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.021

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Engaging in leg exercises can have a profound impact on the health of the brain and the nervous system. Various researches have delved on the impacts of exercises on the functioning of the brain. There are limited researches that specifically dealt with the impacts of leg exercises on the health of the brain and nervous system. The present research paper sought to investigate the impacts of leg exercises on the health of the brain and the nervous system. Qualitative research approach was used to carry out the study. Qualitative content analysis was applied to analyze secondary data. The analysis of the collected data produced key themes such as prevention of certain illnesses, enhancing learning and memory, attention, growth and development. It was ascertained that exercises play a significant role in improving the health of the brain and the nervous system. The leg exercises send signals to the brain that stimulates the production of more healthy neurons. Additionally, the legs have one of the highest number of muscles in the body. Aerobic exercises are very effective in enhancing the functioning of the brain.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.021/20200802

10.25215/0802.021

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020