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Exercise is the single most powerful tool you have to optimize your brain function

posted Mar 13, 2014, 8:39 AM by lhartkopf@rsu20.org
John Ratey, MD and author of SPARK  shares inspiring research regarding exercise and your brain.

Sparking Life is on a mission to transform America’s sedentary lifestyle. To bring movement back into our lives – to improve our children’s learning capacity, to reduce the negative effects of stress, to manage mental health issues such as ADD, anxiety, depression, and to maintain our cognitive abilities as we age.

We all know that exercise makes us feel better, but most of us have no idea why. We assume it’s because we’re burning off stress or reducing muscle tension or boosting endorphins, and we leave it at that. But the real reason we feel so good when we get our blood pumping is that it makes the brain function at its best.  To read more...