Tuesday Tidbit: Healthy Body/Healthy Mind

Want more reasons to exercise?  Studies have shown that exercise can:

  1. Give you better craving control: New research shoes that the brain chemicals that signal the body to stop eating rise after exercise, so you eat less.
  2. Raise your IQ: All exercise helps your brain's ability to absorb new info. more quickly.  One study showed that people who memorized vocabulary while riding a stationary bike had greater retention.
  3. Better organizational skills:  Inactive adults who walked for 2 hours/week improved the connections in their brains that help with strategizing.

Stronger . . . faster . . . smarter?  Could be you!  Find something active you like to do (Wii Just Dance, anyone?) and get your body moving today.