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For Your Brain’s Sake, Keep Moving

Oct 18, 2017

The brain is a dynamic, active organ and the process of creating new neurons (neurogenesis) can be altered by lifestyle, including physical activity. Scientists with the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging examined how running alters the brain and behavior of lab animals. The results are in and their research has shown physical activity not only increases the number of new neurons in the brain, it also subtly changes the shape and workings of these cells in ways that might have implications for memory and even delaying the onset of dementia. Read the full report from The New York Times' Well blog.