Gareth Turner |

Why rowing and exercise is good for your brain

Dr Gareth Turner, Physiologist with the GB Rowing Team, explores the science on why keeping active has physical and mental benefits

Physical activity lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers, in addition to improving strength and aerobic fitness. However, did you know that taking part in regular physical activity can also boost your brain power?*

In fact, there are many reasons why we should take part in regular physical activity to encourage changes in the structure and function of the brain. Advances in neuroimaging techniques have shown that exercise can lead to changes in brain function and cognition.

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