Exercise for a fitter mind!


So at Evo we motivate you to exercise right and to eat the right foods to provide you with healthy and happy bodies, but do you know that what is good for your body is also good for your brain!

The evidence that exercise effects brain function is all around us. Many studies have linked regular exercise to improve cognition, focus, memory, and much more:


Sharpen Thinking –Cardio makes the heart more efficient and brain cells get more oxygen and energy. Both attention and focus improve for several hours after exercise.

Increase Energy – Improved heart function means more energy throughout the body. You will have the endurance to stay focused longer without getting tired.

New Brain Cells – Exercise releases brain-derived enzymes encouraging new brain cell growth.

Decrease Inflammation – The anti-inflammatory potential of exercise carries throughout the body, protecting the joints, eyes, and brain from damage.

Antidepressant – Exercise has been shown to be just as effective as many prescription antidepressants, without the dangerous side effects. It releases endorphins that make you calm and happy.

Stress – Stress produces hormones that can kill brain cells over time. Exercise is a common aid for reducing stress. It helps to vent frustrations and let some anxiety go. Exercise actually increases the body’s ability to handle stress, so you can tackle more without it getting to you.

ADHD – Exercise helps alleviate symptoms and releases endorphins and neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, calming the brain and helping focus.

See you at Evo tonight then! xx

About the Author Gemma Marie Llewellyn

I am the Head Coach and Nutritional Specialist at Evo. I have a huge determination and focus to help empower men and women in fitness and to encourage us to support and champion each other. I have always been extremely passionate about fitness and helping others so being a trainer was the most natural step for me to take. I dedicate my time training people using the best functional skills and tools that give them the body and confidence they have been searching for. To me, good nutrition is not something you have to do, it is what your body deserves in order for you to live life fully energised and uplifted. It is important to me to educate clients in healthy sustainable eating. Well-being is of the body, health and mind and I help develop clients in all areas. I believe that with the right direction this lifestyle is fun and the benefits – unbelievably rewarding!