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1, Aug 14, 2010

Exercise Good for Body and Brain

Filed under: Health — admin @ 12:07 am

On the Saturday of 7/3/2010, while my daughter was at her drawing lesson, I was reading at a nearby HyVee store. The lesson runs an hour and a half. I took up Psychology Today magazine, June 2010 issue. Here’s some notes on the importance of exercise for our brain by Avigail Gordon.

Exercise not only helps muscles expand but also help your brain grow. New research confirms that doing aerobic exercise for 30 minutes, 3 times a week can enlarge the hippocampus, a part of the brain that regulates emotion and memory. But particularly exciting is the discovery that significant hippocampal growth occurs not only in healthy participants but also in those with schizophrenia.

Sounds like a miracle drug. Hence, work up for your body and brain.

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