Thursday, March 11, 2010

Speed makes you smarter.

"High-intensity workout can achieve better results because your body produces more dopamine and serotonin (brain neurotransmitters) by going harder," says Phil Campbell, MS. Thus, we can say that speed is a perfect complement between the brain and body. Moreover, some research suggests that such high-intensity training can increase the amount of catecholamines in the brain as well as in the body. Catesholamines, neurotransmittes found in the amino acid tyrosine, help the brain to stay sharp during prolonged work, sleep deprivation and other stressful situations. Associated with improved cognitive function in basic biology research, the catecholamine dopamine, for example, is a brain chemical needed for learning, motivation and motor skills.

Reference:
Condor, Bob (2008) pp. 25-26. The Need for Speed. MN, USA: Experience Life Magazine.
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