By Stephanie Mansour, CNN
Updated 5:58 AM ET, Thu March 21, 2019

(CNN)Cardiovascular exercise is good for blood flow, which benefits the body and the brain.

Research shows that regular aerobic exercise appears to boost the size of the hippocampus. This is the part of the brain involved in learning and verbal memory. Exercise can also positively affect your mood, self-esteem, memory and your brain’s ability to focus and concentrate. Strength training and yoga can even decrease depression symptoms.
With all that in mind (pun intended), even a short morning fitness routine focusing on science-backed benefits could help you kick your brain into high gear each day.

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