Wise-Up Wednesday: Move it or Lose it

Move it or lose it!

Jean Pierre Changeux (1997), of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and Christopher Henderson, a researcher at the Developmental Biology Institute of Marseilles, have found that simple movement of the muscles stimulates the growth of axons, which carry messages between neurons (brain cells).  The number of axons is directly related to intelligence.  People who move more have greater brain benefit. Less movement results in fewer axons.  Thus, the couch-potato syndrome is associated with lesser intelligence.

For more information see Chapter 8 of the Owner’s Manual for the Brain by Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D.


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