#8: Exercise

Jim interviews Kim on the topic of exercise. What is the impact of exercise on the brain? Can exercise be used to treat depression? The the cognitive benefits of exercise extend to all forms of exercise, like lifting weights?  Discover the answers to these questions and more in this episode of Minding the Brain!

Explore Further:

The Runner’s High: Opioidergic Mechanisms in the Human Brain

https://academic.oup.com/cercor/article/18/11/2523/291108

Effect of aerobic exercise on hippocampal volume in humans: A systematic review and meta-analysis

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811917309138

Exercise Enhances Learning and Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Aged Mice

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360197/

1 Comment

  1. Interesting topic and discussion! I heard in another podcast that you should exercise six days a week at only 40% of your maximum heart rate for deriving cardiovascular benefits – although I don’t know where they got their numbers from…

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