USE YOUR LEGS FOR A HEALTH­IER BRAIN

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NUTRITION -

Lunges don’t just tone your pins – sci­en­tists say they help boost your grey mat­ter, too. A re­cent Ital­ian study found that us­ing your legs for walk­ing, run­ning or any other weight-bear­ing ex­er­cise can stim­u­late the pro­duc­tion of healthy neu­ral cells. These help your body deal with stress and adapt to changes, so en­gag­ing your leg mus­cles may play a cru­cial role in main­tain­ing a healthy brain and ner­vous sys­tem. See you at body pump!

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