How Exercise Benefits the Brain

November 30, 2011

mature-woman-runninNew research suggests that surges in a brain protein after exercise may play a particular role in improving memory and recall.

As I ready myself to partake in my daily exercise this piece in the The New York Times why exercise benefits the brain caught my attention:

For some time, scientists have believed that BDNF helps explain why mental functioning appears to improve with exercise. However, they haven’t fully understood which parts of the brain are affected or how those effects influence thinking. The Irish study suggests that the increases in BDNF prompted by exercise may play a particular role in improving memory and recall. link to read more

Source: New York Times

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