Why exercising your legs could result in a healthier brain

David DiSalvo, Forbes
May 28, 2018
By David DiSalvo, Forbes
Why exercising your legs could result in a healthier brain
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The connection between physical activity and brain health is getting stronger, but we're still trying to understand all of the reasons why. A new study approached the question with a bit of a twist – by investigating what happens in the brain when leg movement is restricted.

We already know that people unable to move their legs, like patients who are bedridden, lose muscle and bone mass. But scientists have questioned whether the effects run deeper, influencing not only the muscular and skeletal systems but also the brain and nervous system. | READ THE FULL STORY

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