Start exercising – The discovery that aerobic exercise builds brain cells should put an end to the stereotype of the dumb athlete.
In PhysOrg.com, Lin Edwards reports that neuroscientists discovered this by studying the effects of running on the brains of mice. Some had wheels to run on and others did not and both groups had their memories tested regularly. The scores of mice with access to the running wheel were almost double those of the non-running group.
The researchers are not yet clear on exactly why exercise triggers the growth of brain cells. It may be because exercise increases blood flow or because it elevates certain hormone levels. Exercise may also reduce the level of the hormone cortisol, which is associated with stress.
Stressed? Maybe it’s not just a lack of exercise, maybe it’s all those UFO abductions that keep bothering you. A psychologist would tell you to “talk about it,” and we give you a CHANCE to talk about it every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. when we chat with our subscribers on our website, and they have a chance to chat with each other. If you want to hear the most interesting contactee letters that Anne Strieber has ever read (TRUE stories–heartrending, thrilling, awesome–that REAL people tell, not the carefully edited versions presented by researchers), then get our a fabulous 5-DVD set of lectures from last year’s Dreamland Festival!
Art credit: Dreamstime.com
NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.