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More evidence that exercise helps keep your brain fit

By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor I often prescribe exercise for my patients, sometimes more than once in the same visit — exercise for cardiovascular health, weight loss, stress management, lifting mood. Scientific evidence strongly supports the benefits of activity for all of these things. Plus, it’s free, and there are few side effects or medication interactions. So, is there an “exercise prescription” for boosting your brain? …

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