New Proof That Exercise Beefs Up Your Brain
Experts at a major scientific meeting last weekend explored a link that is now firmly rooted in proof: exercise beefs up your brain. Physical activity not only improves your body and heart, but it also increases brain structures and improves cognition. These are some serious brain-changing findings we’ve discovered in the past decade or so.
Our modern society is slipping toward a sedentary one, with work and leisure activities both involving a lot of sitting. A lack of exercise is a huge risk factor for the diseases we’ve seen escalating over the decades: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis and cancer.
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While exercise helps protect against these serious problems, it also has a direct and fast impact on brain health and cognition. Results have been rolling in from plenty of studies. They show that regular exercise—not even difficult stuff, just walking three times a week—is known to boost brainpower.