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This is Your Brain on Exercise

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I had a post on the Crew blog yesterday centered around what exercise can do for your brain. I broke down how exercise improves learning capacity and why you should include some difficult exercises in your programming. I also researched why exercising while learning isn’t the best option:

If exercise is so good for the brain, then riding a bike while reading must be the magic combination right? Unfortunately, it turns out exercising while trying to learn won’t turn you into a memory magician. During exercise, your body diverts blood away from your brain to the working muscles. This leaves you in a less than optimal state for learning.

You can read the full post here.

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