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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  • Learning to Love the Edge of Discomfort in Exercise
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  • How to Stay Fit During Stressful Times
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  • Regular exercise may make you smarter
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    01/21/2015 - 6:08 pm | View Link
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  • Does Exercise Really Make Us Smarter?
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  • Exercise Makes You Smarter
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