Can exercise improve you cognitive faculties?
Researchers increasingly say the answer is yes.
Recent research reveals that exercise promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e., your brain's ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age. It does this quite effectively by normalizing insulin resistance and boosting natural "feel good" hormones and neurotransmitters associated with mood control in the brain. In essence, physical activity produces biochemical changes that strengthen and renew not only your body but also your brain—particularly areas associated with memory and learning. Exercise has countless effects on your body—not only on muscle fibers and the brain but also on the immune system, the body's ability to fight cancer, boosting memory, and even overcoming depression.
Professor James Goodwin, head of research at Age UK, Edinburgh, and Princeton University researchers reported in recent studies that physical exercise could stop brain shrinkage and help combat anxiety by making your brain more resilient during times of stress. They emphasized that it is never too late to gain these benefits from exercise.
A Fitter Body a Fitter Brain
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