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Enjoyable exercise can lift mood and improve neuroplasticity in adults.

Exercise Boosts Neuroplasticity, Helping Depression

By Kate Watson / August 12, 2021

In studying physical activity’s effect on depression, researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany found that exercise simultaneously lifts mood and boosts neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change. It is neuroplasticity that lets us adapt to challenges and learn new processes. With its key findings, this research provides further evidence that physical activity benefits the brain. The…

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Fitness and Brain Health for Kids

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / June 7, 2021

Looking at the connection between fitness and brain health for kids, researchers discovered that fit children did better on cognitive exams.

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Older adult brain fitness

Older Adults and Brain Fitness

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / January 25, 2021

Numerous studies demonstrate that cardiovascular exercise boosts brain fitness and HIIT improves executive function the most.

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Flavonoids and Alzheimer's

Your Brain on Plant Chemicals

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / January 11, 2021

Based on data collected from 2,800 older adults, those with higher intakes of flavonoids were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

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