Your Brain on Exercise

April 24, 2015 6:57 PM

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Diet and exercise. The importance of both was known to the earliest humans, but today we know much more about how food and exercise affects our minds and bodies through scientific evidence. In this two-part series, I will explore the latest science behind diet and exercise and how they are ultimately the foundation of optimal health.

Ancient Wisdom The view that exercise is medicinal is not a new one. In fact, healers have been recorded to "prescribe" exercise to patients dating back to antiquity. For instance, the Indian physician Susruta in 600 BCE indicated that exercise "should be taken every day" to half of total capacity, ...

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