Jokes between big guys and nerds are, like most of them, based on prejudice. Researchers at Kings College London have discovered the scientific link between exercise and brain enhancement.
A study of age-related problems found that regular activity exercises the brain more than puzzles and chess games. Specifically, brisk walking or my sacred run for 40 minutes three times a week helps protect against brain degeneration.
The results corroborate a similar finding in an experiment conducted at the University of Pittsburgh. For the same 40 minutes of exercise three times a week, study participants recorded a 2% increase in brain mass. Considering that the brain shrinks 1% a year, the math of effort pays off. Participants between 55 and 80 also had development in the hippocampus, the part responsible for the memories.
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