Exercise And Nutrition Go Hand

1462 Words Nov 29th, 2014 6 Pages
“Your brain…weighs three pounds and has one hundred miles of blood vessels[,] contains more connections than there are stars in the Milky Way[,] is the fattest organ in the body[,] could be suffering this very minute without your having a clue,” wrote David Perlmutter (pg. 0). Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand, and you cannot have one without the other. While both exercise and nutrition may be different, they both come together to create and develop a healthy brain. The phrase “use is or lose it” is a concept that can be applied to the fact that the brain is a muscle and like every muscle in the body it must be used daily or it will gradually go away over time. In addition, the well-known saying that “you are what you eat” must be applied to one’s lifestyle choices, because without all the vital nutrients and vitamins it is very difficult to build a strong brain, let alone a whole body. Due to an increase in studies and research many experts have been able to find that nutrition and exercise affect brain development in youth, how both factors have the ability to reduce and reverse cognitive decline, the debilitating effects of gluten, and Although, many people neglect nutrition and exercise, both lifestyle factors will help develop a healthy brain because with healthy eating habits and physical activity, one’s brain will be able to develop more efficiently and become healthier. Firstly, with many current studies happening all across America, there is an awareness that…
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