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How Exercise Leads to Sharper Thinking, Healthier Brain

New findings make the strongest case yet that exercise improves cognition

To build a better brain, just exercise.

That's the message of two important new studies of how physical activity changes our minds. In one, scientists delved into the lives, DNA and cognition of thousands of people to show that regular exercise leads to much sharper thinking.

Another study helps explain why exercise is good for the brain. Researchers found that just six minutes of strenuous exertion quintupled production of a neurochemical known to be essential for lifelong brain health.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Washington Post.

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