Is Physical Activity the Key to a Healthier Brain?

In his "Conduct of Life" address in 1873, British statesman Edward Stanley advised “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

Regular exercise has long been linked to stress reduction, improvement in mood, and the prevention or delay of disease and disability. Yet despite the well-known health-related benefits associated with physical activity, many of us still find it difficult to exercise on a regular basis. We say we are too tired, or too busy.  

When we think of the benefits of exercise, we often focus on weight loss and weight management. But regular exercise also has a positive effect on arguably the most important organ in the body –— the brain. Quite simply, if your brain is not functioning well, the rest of your body will not function well. Read the UKNow story