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Be a nerd – Sweat!

nerdEvery time you talk yourself out of exercising or from stepping up your routine, you are jeopardizing your cognitive longevity.  Consider these “mental health” benefits shared by the crew at Fun & Fit,  and start feeding your brain with aerobic exercise!

  • When you exercise hard enough to sweat you grow new cells — cells that are better and functionally younger.
  • Physical activity leads to 5% more gray matter.
  • Specific aspects of cognitive function such as task switching, selective attention, and working memory, all appear to benefit from aerobic exercise.
  • Mental test scores improve for those who take part in an aerobic exercise regimen compared to those who do just stretch and tone classes.
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