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Getting well, staying well

No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.

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Brain and Nervous System

Improve Brain Function by Building Your Body's Strength

Jonathan Thompson / JUNE 20, 2017

People tend to separate cognitive and muscular well-being. In fact, there's a fairly pervasive stereotype -- used in ads for gyms and a variety of other companies in the fitness world -- of the muscle-bound hunk. Fortunately, this whole idea is demonstrably untrue. In fact, there's plenty of research suggesting just the opposite. Regular exercise can actually improve brain function, even affecting the physical structure of your brain in beneficial ways.