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Neurons and growth factors

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This week I learned that when you exercise, your body creates a growth factor called BRAINDERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR or in short, BDNF. This growth factor then moves to your brain and in the brain, it creates new neurons. Neurons in your brain are responsible for brain health. This means that it helps for the possible prevention of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and neurons are also responsible for sending messages to different parts of your body. In other words, they use electrical impulses and chemical signals to transmit information between different areas of the brain, and between the brain and the rest of the nervous system, according to the National Institution of Neurological Disorders and stroke. 

Isn’t it wonderful how our bodies were created by God? How God brought everything into consideration when He has created us. 

Gen 1:26-27 says: And God said, “Let us make humankind in our image and according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every moving thing that moves upon the earth.” So God created humankind in his image, in the likeness of God he created him, male and female he created them. 

Psa 139:14  I praise you, because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it well. 

We are wonderfully made. Wonderful is God’s works. There is no denying the fact that God exists. It just comes down to the fact whether we acknowledge Him and accept Him in our lives. But just looking at how our bodies were made, no human-made another one. No human makes a new baby in a woman’s womb. Two opposite-sex partners have sex and then the sperm of the male travels to the egg in the female. These two meet and an embryo are formed which is life. A new life that forms into a baby human. God is the potter, we are the clay. He forms that embryo and then He forms it into a baby. He also has the might to either let the woman become pregnant or not. 

God makes us wonderfully. Just looking at how important movement is which creates new growth factors, move to the brain and create new neurons for us to have brain health. How wonderful is that! No human thought about it or created it. How wonderful, Father God. 

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