Exercise and the brain: a slap on the HAND

Regular exercise is good for the brain. It improves mood, lessens anxiety, and provides a hedge against depression (Salmon 2001). Exercise can also improve cognitive performance in healthy animals and human subjects, and can delay disease onset and/or slow its progression in animal models of Alzheimer's disease (Cotman and Berchtold 2002; Mattson 2012). The… CONTINUE READING