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Build Muscle AND Brains?!

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You don’t need to hit the books all the time to keep that mind of yours so sharp. Well, sort of. Last month, USA Today reported that a book written by John Ratey is all about how a fast-paced workout can stimulate the brain! Regular, high-energy workouts are also thought to make the brain function better, combat depression and bust stress.

The reasoning behind this brain matter (haha, matter...get it?)? Studies have shown that the regular physical activity can increase the production of brain cells in the hippocampus, the part of your noggin that controls learning and memory. In mild cases of depression, a daily routine can brighten your mood. School got ya stressed? Pick up a jump rope, go for a run, or swim some laps...and feel the stress melt away! Your muscles relax after a tough workout, hence the all-around better mood.

By: Jaime Sunday

by GL | 2/1/2016
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