If you do one thing….

Ex­er­cis­ing hard enough to get sweaty on a reg­u­lar ba­sis ac­tu­ally makes your hip­pocam­pus big­ger – that’s the bit of your brain that helps you learn

YOURS (UK) - - Brain Boosting Special -

….Sit down less

peo­ple who spend a large part of their day sit­ting have greater thin­ning in the ar­eas of their brain that are re­spon­si­ble for mak­ing new mem­o­ries, com­pared to peo­ple who are more ac­tive. The US re­searchers who car­ried out the study think this could be due to the fact that phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity in­creases blood to your brain, which, in turn, helps the growth of new nerve cells and off­sets cog­ni­tive de­cline. Which should mean the less time you sit, the fewer se­nior mo­ments you’ll have. Try to get up and move for ten min­utes ev­ery hour.

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