Animal Research Minute – Could exercise improve your brain

Well, the New York Times reports that studies with people and lab animals reveal exercise improves cognition and that, over time, exercises like running increase the number of brain cells in parts of the brain responsible for memory and learning. What researchers just recently discovered, by studying mice, is that it is changes in our muscles, which occur with exercise, that lead to changes in our brains. This study shows just how important exercise is, not only for our physical, but also our mental health.

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