Scientists have been linking physical exercise to brain health for many years. In fact, compelling evidence shows that physical exercise helps build a brain that not only resists shrinkage, but increases cognitive abilities.
For example, we now know that exercise promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age.
The featured article in Real Simple magazine2 highlights a number of brain-boosting benefits of exercise, including the following. [Source Dr Mercola http://www.fitness.mercola.com]