This Is What Exercise Does to Your Brain

Scientists are getting closer to understanding why exercise makes us feel good. (It’s more than endorphins.)

Dana G Smith
Elemental

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IfIf exercise were a drug, we would say its benefits were too good to be true. Not only does it keep us healthy and help us live longer, it makes us smarter and happier, too. Working out can enhance memory, speed up…

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Dana G Smith
Elemental

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental