An Easy, Scientifically-Proven Way to Make Yourself Smarter. Go for a Good Walk or Swim Every Day

This week, The New York Times gave us some good news. According to an article by Gretchen Reynolds, a decade of research by neuroscientists and physiologists shows fairly convincingly that exercise can make you smarter. She writes:

Using sophisticated technologies to examine the workings of individual neurons — and the makeup of brain matter itself — scientists in just the past few months have discovered that exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility. Exercise, the latest neuroscience suggests, does more to bolster thinking than thinking does.

There's apparently a lot to be gained from a simple daily walk (assuming it checks out with your doctor). And, as the video below shows, the gains goes beyond cognition itself:

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