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5 Ways Exercise Affects Your Memory

Everyone knows that exercise is good for your health. Even a little does a lot. But while it’s easy to see the physical improvements, you may be amazed to learn there are many mental improvements . Here’s a list of ways exercise affects your memory.

1.Exercise strengthens neural connections

Studies have shown that a form of physical exercise that also incorporates a mental challenge ,does more for the brain than either plain physical exercise or plain mental exercise (such as completing puzzles). 

While your imagination may be boundless, brains are pretty much locked into a finite system. Although your brain does grow rapidly in your early years, by the time you reach young adulthood you’ve pretty much finished the physical construction . Everything you do after that is simply connecting and reconnecting your neurons to each other to make new memories and associations. You have one set of connecting blocks to play with. If you lose some of them, you can’t go to the store and buy more. That’s why it’s clear to keep the ones you have going for as long as you can, and exercise is the key to that.

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