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How exercise affects your brain

Exercise is clearly good for our bodies, but the benefits of a good workout go far beyond the physical.

Along with a lower resting heart rate, decreased disease risk, and improved endurance (plus much more), physical activity offers huge mental and psychological benefits.

Really, working out is the closest we’ve come to a wonder drug.

Here are a few of the research-backed mental benefits of exercise:

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