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Monday, October 22, 2018

EXERCISE & THE BRAIN

from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Most of us don’t get an adequate amount of exercise. But good news comes from the University of California Irvine. A small study of healthy young adults discovered that a single ten-minute period of mild exertion can produce significant benefits to the brain. Functional MRI showed better connectivity in areas of the brain linked to improved memory processing from that short period of exercise. Previous research focused on the way exercise promotes new brain cells, but this demonstrates immediate improvement. Authors of the study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, say even short walking breaks throughout the day may have considerable effect on improving memory and cognition

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