Your Brain on Exercise
Learn how different styles of workouts impact your brainwaves — and, in turn, your cognitive functioning.
When you kick off a cardio session or HIIT workout, you know to expect your heart rate to increase, breath to quicken, body temperature to rise, and blood to flow toward your active muscles.
But these aren’t the only physiological changes occurring as you sweat: Exercise can also trigger changes in your brainwaves, leading to short-term cognitive effects that help you better tackle your workout and can impact your cognitive functioning in the long run.
Check out Equinox's post for a deeper dive with Dr. Erik Won and Equinox journalist Megan Falk to learn more about how exercise changes the number of active neurons in your brain and improves their communication.