Movement And The Brain

Exercise Changes Brain Anatomy

Exercise changes the brain’s anatomy, physiology, and function!

Not only does it increase the levels of neurotransmitters (serotonin and noradrenaline), but it increases the numbers of those neurotransmitters (dopamine) as well! It stimulates the birth of brain cells in the hippocampus and increases our ability to focus and shift attention!

The Brain Changing Benefits of Exercise

Exercise And The Brain

Must Reads

Spark: The Revolutionary new Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, MD

In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer’s. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run!

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