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How Exercise Fuels the Brain

If you’re a regular on this site, you’ll have read a number of posts related to how exercise is key for your brain. Now you’ve understood that, you may want to understand just how exercise fuels the brain, and Gretchen Reynolds of the New York Times explains just how this is done.

Moving the body demands a lot from the brain. Exercise activates countless neurons, which generate, receive and interpret repeated, rapid-fire messages from the nervous system, coordinating muscle contractions, vision, balance,

Whilst this particular testing was done on animals, it is clear how exercise fuels the brain. An interesting point was with regard to how your brain needs feeding straight after exercise, along with your muscles – with some kind of carbohydrate.

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