03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Exercise Boosts Brain Power, Reverses Aging, Improves Genes

You don't need to read this column to know that exercise is good for you. You probably already know that regular, moderate exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being. What you may not know is that new research is showing that exercise beneficially affects your genes, helps reverse the aging process at a cellular level, gives you more energy, makes you smarter, and may even help you grow so many new brain cells (a process called neurogenesis) that your brain actually gets bigger.

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