The benefits of physical exercise for the body and mind were already known in classical Greece, and nowadays everyone is aware of the harm of a sedentary lifestyle. But is any type of exercise good? How often and at what intensity is it advisable to practice physical activity?
All types of exercise generate healthy effects. The enemy is a sedentary lifestyle. That is the enemy to beat.
Brain and exercise
These and other questions are answered in the book Brain and exercise, a volume of the collection What do we know about...?, edited by CSIC and Catarata, signed by Coral Sanfeliu and José Luis Trejo, director of the Adult Individual Neurogenesis Group of the Cajal Institute.
In this Science to Read podcast, José Luis Trejo explains how physical activity shapes the brain and what are the beneficial effects of exercise on our neurons or on our mood.