WHY Exercise is so Underrated (Brain Power & Movement Link)

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by Super User, 6 months ago
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Exercise is good for the heart and makes you look good. However, there are much more compelling reasons to exercise regularly.
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The human brain is an exceedingly complex organ, and while we don't fully understand it, it is what we have to use to understand and interact with the world around us. Research is showing that there is a very powerful connection between the nervous system and movement. Exercise has been shown to facilitate the growth of new neurons, paving the way for greater intelligence.

If this was interesting, I highly recommend checking out John Ratey's "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain" http://amzn.to/2iZEttT

0:00 Exercise's crappy and unfair marketing
2:23 Why do we have brains?
4:39 More exercise = Better Test Scores
5:21 BDNF - "Miracle Gro" for the Brain
6:36 Our human body: The IF THEN system
8:10 Arnold Schwarzenegger, productivity genius
8:44 Brain's reward center & Dopamine
10:45 Exercise alleviates depression & anxiety
11:30 Exercise alleviates the negative effects of stress
13:15 How can improving your life in virtually every way not be at the top of your to-do list?