Mental Health

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More good news for those that like to move. A new report from a Professor Arthur Kramer, director of the Beckham Institute for Advanced Sciences and Technology at the University of Illinois reports “Increased physical activity has direct and relatively rapid effects on cognition and brain health.” One implication is that people who have sedentary jobs and take little exercise may suffer degeneration of the brain as well as the muscles. His warning was echoed by Barbara Sahakian at Cambridge University, who said monitoring mental health was as important as looking after physical problems. It’s reassuring to see a scientific basis for something most of us took for granted.

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