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  • Published in this week's issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, the finding offers new insights into brain metabolism and why exercise could become an important part of treating depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders linked with deficiencies in neurotransmitters, which drive communications between the brain cells that regulate physical and emotional health.

    Early brain and exercise research indicated that exercise resulted in an increase in some brain neurotransmitters that induced a 'runners high' effect with some endurance exercisers (Hillman, Erickson and Kramer, 2008). Presently, other neurotransmitters have been shown to be increased from exercise and appear to increase the synapse communication capacity in the brain. Lastly, aerobic exercise induces the formation of new blood vessels in the brain during childhood and adulthood, improving brain circulation (for oxygen and nutrient delivery), function and health.

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