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0190051043 / 9780190051044
Published 17/09/2021
United States
21 cm 208 pages
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Acclaimed neuroscientist Gary Wenk reveals the fascinating impacts of exercise on the brainDecades of research demonstrate that regular modest levels of exercise improve heart and lung function and may relieve joint pain.

Regular daily exercise will help your body to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation, and many of these benefits are a consequence of reducing the amount of body fat you carry around.

Your body clearly benefits in many ways from regular exercise.

Does your brain benefit as well? Does regular exercise positively affect brain function?

Does our thinkingbecome faster because we exercise? Does running a marathon make us smarter? Dr. Gary Wenk's goal is to provide a realistic perspective on what benefits your brain should expect to achieve from exercise.

Your Brain on Exercise skillfully blends scholarship with illuminating insights and clarity. Without requiring any specialized knowledge about the brain, Your Brain on Exercise entertainingly illustrates the intersection between brain health, the consequences of exercise, and our need to eat in an entirely new light.

An internationally renowned neuroscientist and medical researcher, Dr. Wenk has been educating college and medical students about the brain and lecturing around the world for more than forty years.


GTR Cognitive science, JMR Cognition & cognitive psychology, PSAN Neurosciences

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