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BOOSTING BRAIN FITNESS – UNDERSTANDING THE BRAIN-EXERCISE CONNECTION

Apr 18, 2018 6:28:59 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in brain, brain exercises, exercise, exercise mental, mental decline exercise, brainfood, brainstress, Advice, brainfitness, mental exercises, neuroplasticity

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Neuroplasticity was a relatively unknown term until the 1970s when scientists began accepting the notion that our brain is a not a physiologically static organ, becoming fixed shortly after birth with approximately 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) (1, 2). Over the past 15 to 20 years, this field of study has expanded dramatically given the discovery of various compounds capable of changing both brain structure and function throughout life and how each is positively impacted by exercise, physical activity and even mental exercises (3, 4).

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