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You probably know that physical activity is good for your heart, but did you know that it is extremely beneficial to your brain as well? Research has shown that exercise increases the diameter of the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain, allowing greater delivery of oxygen to your neurons. It can also stimulate the growth of connections between those neurons (known as synapses). These connectors can strengthen many areas of our brain. Read More
Just a few decades ago scientists believed that the brain was fixed and unchanging. Thanks to the discovery of neuroplasticity, we now know that the brain is actually plastic and malleable. In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge M.D. states that the brain has the capacity to rewire itself and/or form new neural pathways Read More
If you’re a marathoner, you know how helpful regular exercise is to your body and mind. However, you may be finding that the regular training regimen gets monotonous. Brain Training for Runners outlines a unique training system that provides variety Read More
SPARK by renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD describes startling evidence that proves that aerobic exercise is truly the best defense for a range of brain issues. In fact, I recently had a chance to meet a former PE teacher, Read More