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Testosterone Surge after Exercise May Help Remodel the Mind

Healthy Brain

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  • Mild exercise activates hippocampal neurons in the brain, which helps with the creation of new brain cells
  • Short periods of intense exercise have a proven positive effect on increasing testosterone levels, which may benefit your brain health
  • Exercise boosts brain health through multiple pathways, including hormone production, increased blood flow to your brain, and even stress reduction (the stress hormone cortisol may inhibit the growth of new brain cells)
  • Staying active with a variety of activities is best, as each type of exercise may offer unique benefits for your brain health and may even help your brain to grow as you get older, rather than shrink

By Dr. Mercola

Most of the praise associated with exercise is typically geared toward its cardiovascular benefits and its role in weight loss and muscle toning/strength.

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