We know this is true, we feel it in our body and mind. After exercise, we feel better! Our mood improves and our attitude is more positive. But what is actually happening? It’s not just about more blood flow, serotonin and endorphins.
Recent research from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago shows that stem cells are “turned on” when we exercise our bodies. Stem cells are the cells that stimulate new growth. The conclusion is that exercise stimulates neurogenesis or the making of new nerve cells. It can happen at any age, but the most significant time is in our teenage years. So let’s get out there and get moving!
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