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Exercise even keeps your mind in shape!

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“Sports are necessary for mental agility. If you want to know how fit your brain is, feel your leg muscles." Johannes Holler, neuroscientistEven Aristotle knew that exercise has a positive effect on thinking ability. The Greek philosopher liked to lecture his students while taking a walk with them. For more than 2,000 years this teaching method was considered an idiosyncratic oddity, but today studies show that there is a link between exercise and mental ability.The sports scientist Prof. Wildor Hollmann investigated that link. Hollmann carried out an experiment with two groups of students. During the test they heard nonsense syllables...

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