Fitness Tip of the Week: Exercise can reduce stress, clear your mind for critical thinking, and make you happier all at the same time.
Yes, It’s This Simple
Many of the fixes for our problems aren’t complex — something that’s clear in the things I recommend people do every day.
What’s a scientifically validated way to get smarter, happier, healthier and calmer?
Stop reading this right now and go for a walk.
It’s that simple.
Exercise Powers the Body — and the Mind
They used to say you don’t grow new brain cells. They were wrong.
As an illustration of just how new this territory is, I’ll go back to the story of neurogenesis, the once-heretical theory that the brain grows new nerve cells throughout life. “Ten years ago people weren’t even convinced that it happened,” says neurologist Scott Small. It was at his Columbia University lab, in 2007, where they witnessed telltale signs of neurogenesis for the first…
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