Effects of Physical Exercise on Cognitive Functioning and Wellbeing: Biological and Psychological Benefits

@article{Mandolesi2018EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Physical Exercise on Cognitive Functioning and Wellbeing: Biological and Psychological Benefits},
  author={Laura Mandolesi and Arianna Polverino and Simone Montuori and Francesca Foti and Giampaolo Ferraioli and Pierpaolo Sorrentino and Giuseppe Sorrentino},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={9}
}
Much evidence shows that physical exercise (PE) is a strong gene modulator that induces structural and functional changes in the brain, determining enormous benefit on both cognitive functioning and wellbeing. PE is also a protective factor for neurodegeneration. However, it is unclear if such protection is granted through modifications to the biological mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration or through better compensation against attacks. This concise review addresses the biological and… 

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