How Exercise Increases Intellect

The brain is similar to our muscles and organs because its performance and functionality decline rapidly if not used. However, studies show that exercise will reduce this rate of decline, and even develop new brain cells, also called neurons, which have a short shelf life if not used. These newly generated brain cells are floating around waiting to network with other brain cells, and learning is the key that allows them to network with one another. To put it simply: Exercise + Learning = Improved Intellect.  Learn More > #exercise #learning #intellect

About Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger

Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger is a self-proclaimed “geek girl” with a passion for technology, learning, and teaching. Raised an AirForce brat, Patricia has lived in various parts of the world throughout her childhood and early adult years. As an Information Systems Team Leader with a demonstrated history in the aerospace industry, Patricia has gained a wealth of experience. Her goal as a College Professor is to share her knowledge to stimulate a positive influence on the academic development of the next generation. Patricia also volunteers as a contributing editor for BellaOnline’s – Distance Learning channel writing about the latest online learning trends. Patricia also enjoys road trips, cooking new recipes, outdoor recreation, and spending time with her husband and two furkids.
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1 Response to How Exercise Increases Intellect

  1. Lee Witt says:

    Patricia is right on. Proper weight training is the closest thing to the fountain of youth out there. Brains and brawn are not mutually exclusive. Great article!

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