Are There Benefits To Exercising?

We’ve all heard that exercise is good for you. We also may have heard that it helps our brain remember things and helps improve are thinking skills. A new study is now being tested; their main hunt, does exercising really do the mind good? Is this just a placebo effect? In other words, if we think we will be “smarter” after exercise, do our brains respond accordingly?
Placebos are very important when it comes to scientific studies because one drug is the real deal whereas the other one is just a fake. If people believe that they are taking the real drug, their bodies may produce those results, even if they happen to be taking the fake pill.
If exercising is all just a placebo effect that makes us believe that we are gaining knowledge and being able to obtain it, then we are doomed in the near future. The real experiment will be if we stop exercising, will there be a difference in our habits and knowledge? Or are these two subjects (exercise and knowledge) even linked? Laurene Powell Jobs wants to know the answers.
This study has been fairly difficult because we can not make people think they are excising or not exercising. They can not be “tricked” in this instance, therefore the placebo effect doesn’t exactly work. So researchers at Florida State University came up with a clever approach. They decided to have people focus on expectations. They discovered that stretching and toning have not proven any cognitive skills. Rather, walking showed clearly that it improves thinking ability. However, the people who took the survey believed the opposite; that toning and stretching would help the mind rather then walking. These benefits of aerobic exercise have been proven not to be a placebo effect.
These provings are strong enough to suggest that exercise really does change the brain and may, in the process, improve thinking.

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