Can Exercise Make You Smarter? New Research Says Yes


Would you go to the gym or pick up those free weights to prevent memory loss, sharpen your thinking, and protect you from dementia and Alzheimer's? New evidence suggests exercise is the best way to take care of your brain.

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    One wished she was taller, one smarter, one more outgoing, and the list went on.  That youth group exercise was meant to prove a point to us.
    11/25/2015 - 11:39 am | View Link
  • What's it like to train with a navy SEAL? - Sydney Morning Herald
    ... some kettle bell squats (tolerable) and an exercise where I have to ... Staying hydrated Hydration is another top tip to train smarter.
    11/24/2015 - 10:07 am | View Link
  • How to Stay Healthy While Traveling - Huffington Post
    ... a new culture can mean more eating out and less exercise, but it doesn ... at least get your 10,000 steps in." More from Smarter Travel: Read ...
    11/24/2015 - 9:58 am | View Link
  • Heavy taxes on telecom sector adversely affecting growth - The Nation Pakistan
    ... the meeting titled Digital Societies making Commerce smarter said that ... loss of revenue to government and operators but the exercise was ...
    11/24/2015 - 9:13 am | View Link
  • The 3 biggest health mistakes men make in their 30s -
    If you haven't established a regular exercise routine that includes a ... can add up quickly if you don't start eating smarter, too, according to
    11/24/2015 - 8:49 am | View Link
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  • Fitbit update detects exercise automatically
    Fitness-tracking company Fitbit is releasing a software update to its flagship wearables which it claims makes exercise tracking smarter and easier. The Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge will automatically track common exercises such as biking, hiking ...
    11/25/2015 - 12:29 am | View Link
  • The golden years for exercise
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    11/24/2015 - 10:01 am | View Link
  • Learn how to exercise smarter, not harder
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    12/28/2014 - 7:04 am | View Link
  • What the research says: Can exercise make you smarter?
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    11/14/2014 - 10:04 pm | View Link
  • Sudoku & Exercise: Which One is Making You Smarter?
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  • Exercise Makes You Smarter
    According to a study, exercise makes you smarter. Formerly inactive adults were subjected to 4 months of high-intensity interval training workouts.
    11/25/2015 - 4:02 am | View Website
  • 6 Ways Exercise Makes You Smarter
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    11/24/2015 - 10:47 pm | View Website
  • Top 10 Reasons To Exercise In The Morning
    Top 10 Reasons To Exercise In The Morning plus articles and information on Exercise
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  • New Proof that Exercise Improves Brain Health
    Several studies are showing that proper exercise can improve your brain health, particularly your intelligence and mental acuity.
    11/24/2015 - 6:19 am | View Website
    Science now believes exercise is not just good for your heart it can also make you smarter and that means it can make you better at what you do.
    11/23/2015 - 9:44 pm | View Website
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