Brain power fueled by exercise

Exercise makes you smart


You've probably read about the correlation between exercise and enhanced brain function. Researchers from The University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, have contributed further information about oxygenation and brain health.

Their study, published in Psychophysiology, reveals that regular exercise increases oxygen to the frontal lobe of the brain. This portion of the brain controls tasks like problem solving, emotional expression, language, memory, judgment, reasoning, and planning.

It's not surprising, then, that study participants who exercised 5 days a week were more effective in strategic planning. They also demonstrated greater self-control than those who opted out of exercise.

Do you have a big strategy session at work tomorrow? Perhaps you should get out for a run.

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