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Another Reason to Exercise: It Makes You Smarter

Personally, I have always thought exercise makes you smarter. While I swear I can feel it, I have never really had any prior scientific proof that this is the case (aside from my mean sudoku skills). Until now...

A recent report is showing that exercise can make people smarter. The researchers on the study announced that they had managed to get the human brain to grow new nerve cells, a process that for decades had been thought impossible, simply by putting subjects on a three-month aerobic-workout regimen. Furthermore, researchers have found also that vigorous exercise revives old cells and make the brain run faster and more efficiently.

Very scientific, I know, but very cool. Getting out and getting moving means getting smarter, healthier and perhaps leaner.

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almostloli almostloli 8 years
the best fact ever!
juiceejuice juiceejuice 10 years
what about the old dumb jock stereotypes? or are those jocks smarter already? lol.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
Haha. If my boyfriend finds out this he will laugh. No matter how much I workout, I am still bad at math! LOL
smarler smarler 10 years
I believe it. Now I have to go tell my best friend how smart I am!
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
so, how did the "dumb jock" come about?
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
LOL krisua!! For the amount of time I spend exercising, I think I'd be a lot smarter than I am now!!
krisua krisua 10 years
:D Contradicts our saying that while God was distributing Reason, the sportsmen were out training...
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