Get Smarter with More Exercise

Get Smarter with More Exercise

exercise-1.pngWe all know that exercise is good for us, and the New York Times reports that exercise can make your brain process information faster and more efficiently:

Scientists have been finding more evidence that the human brain is not only capable of renewing itself but that exercise speeds the process. “We’ve always known that our brains control our behavior,” Gage says, “but not that our behavior could control and change the structure of our brains.”

If this isn’t a good enough reason to get on that damn treadmill tomorrow morning, I don’t know what is. Personally, I know my brain definitely is more “alert” when I get regular exercise; I’m able to think better with less brain fog. How has your brain benefited from exercise? Let’s hear in the comments.


  • great article. My Mum recently had a stroke and one of the main factors was a lack of exercise. Hopefully she can now start exercising more and living a healthier life.

  • Yeah it’s funny isn’t it, we don’t think about the brain needing exercise but really it’s just another muscle that will wither if you don’t use it.
    I’m also guilty of not looking after myself as much as I should – so I’ll be keeping an eye out for lifehacks for people wanting to get fit.
    Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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