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exercise diaries

notebook to document my journey with exercise.

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Born to run
by Christopher McDougall completed: 11 Nov 2022 view meta | 11 highlights | 0 responses
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by John J. Ratey, Eric Hagerman completed: 12 Jun 2016

They don’t know that toxic levels of stress erode the connections between the billions of nerve cells in the brain or that chronic depression shrinks certain areas of the brain. And they don’t know that, conversely, exercise unleashes a cascade of neurochemicals and growth factors that can reverse this process, physically bolstering the brain’s infrastructure. In fact, the brain responds like muscles do, growing with use, withering with inactivity. The neurons in the brain connect to one another through “leaves” on treelike branches, and exercise causes those branches to grow and bloom with new buds, thus enhancing brain function at a fundamental level.

I didn't consider incorporating exercise into my routine until I read this book.

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