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Exercise and the Brain (Rebroadcast)


Exercise and the Brain (Rebroadcast) Our guest today has done extensive, long-term research about how regular physical activity is not only good for your body, but makes your brain function better - and might combat anxiety and depression. Dr. John Ratey has discovered that exercise releases a special brain-nourishing protein - something he calls "Miracle-Gro for the brain." The research means that exercise has added benefits for adults, but also for children and learning at school. We'll find out how increasing physical activity before and during school can help kids improve their grades, lower their anxiety levels and keep them healthy all at the same time. (Originally Aired: 4/14/2011) 

Guest Dr. John Ratey - Assoc. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical Center School