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The cognitive gains of exercise

Regular physical exercise has been proposed as a cost-effective strategy for keeping our brains sharp, but it remains unclear how we can optimise the cognitive benefits of long-term exercise. New findings inform us how exercise intensity, progression and type can increase expected cognitive gains and how this differs by sex.

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Wang, CH. The cognitive gains of exercise. Nat Hum Behav 4, 565–566 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-0856-3

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