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Comparing the Brain Benefits of Physical and Mental Exercise

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Physical exercise and mental exercise are both beneficial for the brain. Each can improve brain functions and decrease risks of cognitive decline over time. This raises the question of their comparative and combined effects: Is one better than the other? Are their benefits additive? A recent study suggests that their benefits are equivalent and not additive. However the results seem as inconclusive as the results of the few other studies that have tried to answer these questions so far. Continue reading