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Exercise Improves Brain Function in Overweight and Obese Individuals

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Exercise Improves Brain Function in Overweight and Obese Individuals

If you were looking for more reasons to start kicking your exercise routine into high gear, new research shows that workouts can do more than just keep your body in shape.

In fact, regular physical fitness is shown to result in pretty big improvements in overall brain function. The reason? Each time you work out, it increases the blood flow to areas of the brain that produce and respond to dopamine. An added bonus for research participants in this study was an overall improvement of mood, providing another reason to prioritize exercise. Keep reading more about the study over at Science Daily.