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How is regular exercise good for the brain?
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Dr. Ron Eaker
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Many ways
Exercise benefits the brain both in its physiology and function.
It can promote neuroplasticity, which allows the brain to enhance and even repair neural connections leading to a reduction in neural degenerative diseases like alzheimer's and dementia. It also has long been recognized as a help in the treatment of mood disorders including depression and various anxiety conditions.

In brief: Many ways
Exercise benefits the brain both in its physiology and function.
It can promote neuroplasticity, which allows the brain to enhance and even repair neural connections leading to a reduction in neural degenerative diseases like alzheimer's and dementia. It also has long been recognized as a help in the treatment of mood disorders including depression and various anxiety conditions.
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker
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In brief: Two main ways
First, regular exercise improves your general cardiovascular status.
The brain is therefore much better nourished and oxygenated (it uses 25% of the body's resources). Second, the brain is itself a physical organ. Regular physical exercise maintains its primary status as it does all other organs.

In brief: Two main ways
First, regular exercise improves your general cardiovascular status.
The brain is therefore much better nourished and oxygenated (it uses 25% of the body's resources). Second, the brain is itself a physical organ. Regular physical exercise maintains its primary status as it does all other organs.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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