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Benefits of Physical Exercise for Brain Health

UntitledWe are all aware of the many physical benefits of exercise: cardiovascular health, strength gain, weight control etc. What may be new information, however, is that these benefits extend to our brain’s health and function as well. This article, citing a study at the University of Adelaide in 2014, describes the finding that just 30 minutes of vigorous exercise can increase the plasticity, meaning the brain’s “ability to change physically, functionally, and chemically.” Read the article to learn more about brain plasticity and its potential relationship to exercise.

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