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:

The pho­to above was pro­vid­ed cour­tesy of Big­Stock­Pho­to

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