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Boost your Brain Function With Interval Training

For many of us it is all too easy just to ride at a comfortable pace and enjoy the ride. But introducing interval training into your training is not only going to help you be a faster cyclist, but there are other health benefits such as improving your brain function. Here is how...

  • High intensity interval training can elevate levels of BDNF immediately after exercise and whilst at rest. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a protein that promotes growth of new brain cells and the formation of neuronal circuits in the brain. This associated with both improved memory and learning ability.

  • In comparison to continuous low level activity, shorter bouts of higher intensity produce more BDNF.

  • High intensity exercise increases blood flow to the brain. Cycling at a higher intensity not only improves blood flow to the working muscles, but also increases blood flow to the brain, which is important for increasing alertness while reducing feelings of fatigue.

  • High intensity exercise makes it easier for you to achieve a flow state, which can create a positive and creative mindset throughout your day.

  • Cycling at a high intensity can feel tough and sometimes force you to overcome your fears, but ultimately it will give you more confidence.

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