The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise

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“What if I told you there was something that you can do right now that would have an immediate, positive benefit for your brain including your mood and your focus? And what if I told you that same thing could actually last a long time and protect your brain from different conditions like depression, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Would you do it? Yes!”

–  Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki

Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University, an author, storyteller and fitness instructor. She earned a BSc in Physiology and Human Anatomy from University of California, Berkeley, a PhD in Neuroscience from U.C. San Diego, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

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Commentary: 

Two things drew me to this video. Her name’s Wendy and she talked about the brain and benefits of exercise. It’s no coincidence, we share a first name and my PhD project is based on that topic! We can all learn a thing or two and get some motivation to get up and get active! This is a turning point for me, I have to practice what I preach; exercise becomes a lifestyle. 

 

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