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Infinitely Curious: New Year’s resolution – Healthy body, healthy mind | 31 Dec. 2023

Studies showed that getting more exercise is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, especially after the food-fueled holidays. But there are more benefits to exercising than just losing weight. For example, exercise can be a crucial part of maintaining a healthy brain. In fact, in her year-end wrap up of health and fitness news, New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds wrote: Certainly the most encouraging exercise research this year focused on the links between regular exercise and improvements in our thinking and the structure of our brains.

But if improving the structure of your brain isn’t enough, here’s another thing to consider.

Maintaining a healthy brain might actually help you keep making progress on some of your tougher New Year’s resolutions.