August 21, 2007

Exercise Makes You Smarter

An expanding body of research is showing that exercise can create a stronger, faster brain reports the New York Times in Lobes of Steel.

scientists have been finding more evidence that the human brain is not only capable of renewing itself but that exercise speeds the process.

Other factors contributing to neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells: marijuana, moderate alcohol intake, sociability and chocolate while heavy alcohol consumption, stress and a diet high in saturated fats and sugar inhibit the production of new brain cells.

Posted by Jill Fallon at August 21, 2007 11:49 PM | Permalink