The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise


“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.



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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