Do People Who Exercise Have Bigger Brains?

Do People Who Exercise Have Bigger Brains?

mg20627541_100-2_500 Most people need one or two (maybe ten) motivational triggers to start working out. Science works really hard to provide you with those triggers.

Here’s one you probably didn’t know about: your physical fitness actually correlates with the size of your brain.

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Researcher Nicole L. Spartano and colleagues put 1583 people on a treadmill (not all at once) to test their physical condition. Twenty years later the same people did the same test, combined with brain scans. The lower the exercise capacity in midlife, the smaller the brain twenty years later. How is that for a motivational cue?

If you want to learn more about the study, check out this link.

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