Research suggests that exercise is good for the brain as well as the heart

A recent research study in Montreal showed that a group of middle-aged, sedentary, overweight adults could, over a period of just a few months, significantly improve standard measures of cognition including the the ability to think clearly, recall and make quick decisions after participating in exercise. The exercise program consisted of two sessions of high-intensity interval training on stationary bicycles, one ‘long’ bike ride outside of about 40 minutes, and two brief weight-training sessions. For more information go to:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/working-out-is-good-for-the-brain-as-well-as-the-heart/article4702069/

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About alirunner

Officially: Wellness Manager at UHN; background - Physiotherapy (what a portable profession that turned out to be!). Outside of work I'm a student (part-time U of T), mom of 2 teenagers (super, super scary) and wanna-be marathon runner with a first marathon goal date of October 16, 2011. Likes: FOOD, food and food (the real reason that I run), getting outdoors, seeing new places, G n T's and newly discovered carb-loaded gel packs that enable one to keep on running...What else? Arrived from UK 20 years ago to work in Canada for a year and still not visited Italy.

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