A couple of quick articles that shouldn’t come as much of a shock to anyone:
Exercise makes your brain healthier, too. You’re not only tightening your tush, you are also improving the health of your brain tissue. Exercise causes nerve cells to multiply, protects them from damage, and essentially prevents (and even reverses) brain decay.
Another take home: sugar suppresses the activity of BDNF, a hormone that, among other things, causes new neurons to be created and protects your neuromuscular system from degrading. So, a low sugar diet combined with exercise will keep both your body and mind healthier and younger.
And you thought CrossFit was just about the Abz.
Looking at pictures of food makes you hungry. More specifically, those food photos stimulate the production of Ghrelin, a hunger-stimulating hormone. When Ghrelin is administered to rats, both food intake and body weight increase. Now take a minute to think—is it even possible to get away from images of food nowadays? Maybe there are some implications to be drawn re: the obesity epidemic. At the very least, anyone trying to curb their food intake should be careful what they spend their time looking at.