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Ahmad Khasan asked 1 month ago

🧠Do You Think Inactivity Can Change the Structure and Function of a Brain?

I have read a paper entitled,
The detrimental effect of physical inactivity on neurogenesis
The paper explains that people with chronic inactivity and depression suffered severe brain damage. Also, the study found that people participating in physical activity during rehabilitation show significant brain improvement.
Inactivity refers to a state where a person does not perform a significant physical movement for a long period of time.
In your opinion, does inactivity lead to brain deterioration?

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20 Answers
Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

Inactivity for a long period of of time is not good for your brain. It can deteriorizse your brain, and decrease your ability to learn quickly and easily.

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Eli Davis Keinamura answered 1 month ago

Inactivity is not only a problem to the brain only but also other body organs like the circulatory system which include heart and veins.Body activities makes  production of hormones in balance and control .Thats why exercises for the brain like looking, movement,and seeing and head shaking are very important for the functioning of brain.

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Shane Collins answered 1 month ago

I believe that inactivity causes your brain to get lazy and the less you do the lazier the brain becomes therefor also making it harder for your brain to send out signals to your body to function properly. I feel that the less you do the less you will be able to. Inactivity does in fact contribute largely to a persons brain function and obviously brain function is important to get trough daily living.

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adharad answered 1 month ago

I think it is true. Human brain that is rarely used will think it will not develop properly. They will have little knowledge of the world.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

This is true, the brain need to be kept busy in order to be productive.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 1 month ago

Yes, it is normal that brain became dormant when it is not put to work. So every brain needs to be stretched in order to function very well.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

I’m not sure that inactivity can change someone brains structure, but it can change its abilities ,capacity and skills to perform things,

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Leno. 
 
Yes, based on that paper, inactivity causes the brain’s function to decrease. What do you mean that it doesn’t change the brain’s structure? The brain’s function refers to a specific structure in the brain. If that function lost, the structure also lost.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Eli.
 
I agree with you. Inactivity does more damage to our brain as well as other parts of the body. Have you ever experience or witness someone who experiences that kind of damages due to chronic inactivity?

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Shane.
 
You relate to it very well. Our brain is critical in our daily life. Inactivity ‘train’ our brain to be inactive, or lazy as you have stated. In the long term, chronic inactivity will make our brain to be excellence in being inactive. Thus, it will eventually hamper our daily activity.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Ad.
 
I agree with you. If a person does not use his brain regularly, it will shrink. There is a saying that the brain of a lazy person is as small as a nut seed.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Jackson.
 
I think being busy is not the same as being productive. And it is the latter that is beneficial to the state and development of our brain. People can be in a busy mode–doing many things for a long time–but don’t make anyprogress. That kind of busy state is not beneficial both for his productivity and brain development.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Kenneth.
 
The brain works in the way that inactivity will deteriorate its function. And when that happens, the brain is not in its normal structure since many of its structure has been severely damaged.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 4 weeks ago

Ahmad, I agree with with the question as it’s stated. It’s necessary to keep out brains busy or active, when it’s busy or active, it will produce great ideas which will benefit us and many others in the long-run.

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Edward Duffy answered 4 weeks ago

Yes they say when people retire they should keep their brain active.

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David Matlala answered 4 weeks ago

Physical activity helps in the production and regeneration of brain and nerve material. Scientists have established this by doing studies on various organisms.
Yes, physical inactivity affects the structure and functioning of the brain and other organs.

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adharad answered 4 weeks ago

I agree with you, Ahmad. It is important to do activities that can train the brain to keep working, for example reading and others

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adharad answered 4 weeks ago

What a great explanation, David. Therefore, I keep training my brain to work even though I am unemployed. I train my brain by joining this club because I can get to know many people, increase knowledge and more

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 4 weeks ago

Every brain learn faster when it is been put to work. Brain very dull it is idly used.

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adharad answered 4 weeks ago

Kenneth, what do you think of reckless use of the brain? Sorry I don’t know, can you explain to me?

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