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Study Shows Link Between Strong Muscles and a Strong Brain

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  • While science has linked physical exercise to improved brain health for many years, new research also links physical strength with improved scores on memory, reaction speed and logical problem-solving
  • Aerobic activity may help to reduce brain shrinkage associated with aging and improve measurable effects on cognitive functioning
  • Cognition is positively affected by foods, including organic blueberries, celery, macadamia nuts, pecans, broccoli, cauliflower and organic, grass fed beef and organic, free-range dark chicken meat

By Dr. Mercola

Science has linked the benefit of physical exercise to brain health for many years. In fact, compelling evidence suggests physical exercise not only helps build cognitive power but also helps the brain resist shrinkage by promoting neurogenesis, i.e., the ability to adapt and grow new brain cells. Unfortunately, forgetfulness and “senior moments” are considered by many medical professionals to be a normal and anticipated part of aging.

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