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Work It Out: How Exercise Benefits the Brain

  • Published29 Sep 2016
  • Reviewed29 Sep 2016
  • Author Emma Lindberg
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Physical activity does more than build muscle and increase fitness — it can also help the brain make new cells and improve learning and memory. Janet Zadina, a neuroscientist at Tulane University discussed the brain benefits of exercise during a workshop titled The Truth Behind “Brain-Based” Learning.

Watch a video from the workshop below, and then use the lesson plans and articles to teach your students more about the power of exercise.

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