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There’s an exercise regime that gives you not only a healthier body but also a healthier brain.

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Surprise, weight training and HIIT really don't make you smarter :) Neurogenesis takes time, so long bouts of moderate exercise like jogging seem to be best for the brain.

I wonder if walking up inclines is considered moderate exercise like jogging.

I prefer the lower impact.

Today I learned a new word: Neurogenesis.

Until quite recently, scientists thought that humans were born with a fixed number of brain cells. But new research has proven that hypothesis wrong. Some areas of the brain, such as the hippocampus, which is needed to store memories, continue to gain new neurons through adulthood.

More fascinating still is that studies in rodents have shown that running increases the rate of neurogenesis—creation of new neurons. Juha Ahtiainen, a physiologist at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, and his colleagues wanted to find out if other forms of exercise could do the same.

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