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Exercise and the brain: 3 ways physical activity changes its structure

Áine Kelly

Professor in Physiology, Trinity College Dublin.

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          Regular exercise changes the structure of our bodies’ tissues in obvious ways, such as reducing the size of fat stores and increasing muscle mass. Less visible, but perhaps even more important, is the profound influence exercise has on the structure of our brains – an influence that can protect and preserve brain health ...

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