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We all know the benefits of aerobic exercise on the brain. However, recent studies have shown that incorporating some weight training into an exercise routing might also improve brain function. Check out this article, from the New York Times, discussing these possible benefits.

Lifting Weights, Twice a Week, May Aid the Brain

Exercise is good for the brain. We know that. But most studies of exercise and brain health have focused on the effects of running, walking or other aerobic activities. Now a new experiment suggests that light resistance training may also slow the age-related shrinking of some parts of our brains.