Like "Miracle-Gro for the Brain"Exercise may have both a physiological and developmental impact on children's brains. Physical mechanisms include:
• Increased oxygen to the brain that may enhance its ability to learn
• Alterations to neurotransmitters
• Structural changes in the central nervous system
In fact, John Ratey, author of A User's Guide to the Brain, calls exercise "Miracle-Gro for the brain" because of its role in stimulating nerve growth factors.
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