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Need to blow them away with your brilliance? Just go for a run beforehand.

Need to blow them away with your brilliance? Go for a run beforehand, says Canadian chiropractor, Dr Kevin Jardine.

We often think the benefits of exercising end at building muscles and strengthening the heart and lungs, but in fact, physical activity and exercise are one of the best ways to help stimulate brain activity and develop and preserve cognitive function. Physical activity helps stimulate blood flow and sets off a neural cascade of activity, which has now been shown to help grow new brain cells, a process called neurogenesis. Physical activities focusing on skills rather than just raw effort can help reconnect the brain and the body to help accelerate healing and break the cycle of on-going discomfort in the event of injury.