Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Exercise makes you smarter

Have you exercised for at least 10 minutes today? From the article Bigger Brains, Better Genes: "You probably already know that regular, moderate exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being. What you may not know is that new research is showing that exercise beneficially affects your genes, helps reverse the aging process at a cellular level, gives you more energy, makes you smarter, and may even help you grow so many new brain cells (a process called neurogenesis) that your brain actually gets bigger."

That's regular, moderate exercise folks. Developing a lifelong habit of exercise starts with 10 minutes a day for a week and increasing from there. Doing multiple bouts throughout the day can help you if you're like the rest of us with a million other things to do. What problem-solving do you need to do to get in at least 10 minutes of exercise before you go to bed tonight? What about tomorrow? Don't wait until Monday, start a new positive behavior today!

Check out this list of articles on WebMD.... lots of useful information for losing weight and keeping it off.

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