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08 July 2010

Exercise offers direct benefit to the brain (The Dana Foundation Website - 2 July 2010)

Dana_logo Researchers are now showing that exercise makes actual physiological changes to the brain.

Excerpt:

Now there are even fewer reasons to skip your daily run or that trip to the gym. It’s been well established that regular physical activity can help tone your muscles, prevent cardiovascular disease, and even help alleviate depressive symptoms [see story, "Should Psychiatrists Prescribe Exercise for Depression?"]. But exercise also has direct benefit to the brain: Research suggests that it makes physiological changes to neurons resulting in improved cognitive performance...

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