“Healthy body, healthy mind” is a maxim just about everyone has heard. But perhaps it should be “healthy muscles, healthy body, healthy brain.” For more than 2,000 years, humans have exercised to maintain and improve health, but it is only in recent years that hundreds of scientific studies have proven that exercise can help maintain and improve brain function. Various types of exercise from weight training to aerobics to yoga have shown a variety of benefits. Certainly exercise — by helping manage weight, blood sugar, liver and kidney function and cardiovascular well-being — helps greatly to maintain a healthy brain. Moreover, it has been shown that molecular and genetic changes that occur in exercise have direct effects on brain molecules and the generation of new nerve cells as well as the further growth and connections of mature neurons.
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