Slide 1: October 7. Walk and bike to school day. Which physical activity would you expect to have the most long term health benefits? A. Jogging. B. Weight training. C. Channel surfing.

Slide 2: In a 2013 review on exercise and cognition, authors noted that data from various retrospective cohort studies and prospective randomized trials suggest that routine exercise correlates with an increase in both functional memory (delayed word recall) and markers for improves neural plasticity on fMRI.


  • Hötting K, Röder B. Beneficial effects of physical exercise on neuroplasticity and cognition. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2013 Nov;37(9 Pt B):2243-57.PMID 23623982.

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