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Exercise May Make People Smarter

By Tom Herrin

If anyone wants to run faster, it is well known that they must run to train.  Exercise is a key to movement and better health.  Those who don't do much of it usually recognize that they need to and may pay a consequence if they are not doing it.  If anyone wants to become smarter, they know they need to study and apply themselves.  At one time, this was believed to be about the only way to achieve that goal.  Recent information, however, has revealed that exercise may do as much or more for the brain as some of the more traditional things.

Exercise May Help to Change the Programming in the Brain

It is still a little difficult to understand the role exercise in relations to the brain.  The brain works by an intricate network of sensors and what would otherwise be considered technology.  The neurons help to take information and relay it to wherever it needs to go.  If it were not the brain, it might be thought of as a highly technical computer.  Apparently exercise can help to promote growth of new neurons.  That is something that was once believed not possible but newer research has shed new light.  It is amazing the role that exercise can play.

Memory May Be Improved

Exercise may help parts of the brain to increase in size.  One of these is part of the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory.  Some studies have shown that exercise can increase its size and that this may increase the spatial memory.  This is an interesting concept and may well open some doors to many other options in dealing with those who experience difficulties with memory.  If exercise is a productive way of doing so, it would be a simple way of heading off problems in a very low-tech manner.

Exercise May Be the Easy Choice

There are lots of things that people do to try to protect themselves.  For some, taking medication may seem like the logical option.  For those of us who choose to avoid that when possible, exercise can be an inexpensive and simple thing to do to build a better network for defense and support.  Whether it is improving connectors in the brain or providing better protection, exercise may well be one of the simplest ways to take action without relying on any kind of medication.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Redlands, Calif.

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