Monday, August 20, 2007

Another reason to get a pedometer

According to this article in the New York Times, exercise makes you smarter. It apparently does this by increasing neurogenesis.

But then, chocolate, alcohol (in moderate amounts) and marijuana also have positive effects on neurogenesis.

Draw your own conclusions, I guess!


Sparkling Squirrel said...

Chocolate, wine and exercise is a fabulous combination.
By the way, we officially start week of Labor Day (Cathy and others).

Beth said...

oh good - I keep forgetting to wear mine and have lots of days of ~1000 steps.

Cathy said...

I KNEW chocolate and wine were doing me some good (neorgenesis?)-- although they may cancel out the other benefits of exercise. :)