How exercise boosts both body and mind

Angela Grippo

Angela Grippo

Following through on that New Year’s resolution to exercise more often will not only beef up your biceps, it will also help your brain.

So says NIU psychology professor Angela Grippo.

Grippo blogs on the topic today on the Psychology Today website, discussing research (including some of her own) that demonstrates how exercise improves both our mood and ability to cope with stress.

NIU psychology professors, including David Bridgett and Joe Magliano, are regular Psychology Today contributors. They’ve been blogging monthly on the site for the past year.

Recent topics have included “The Science Behind the New Year’s Resolution,” “When Does Teasing Go Too Far?” and “How Old Are You? On the Job, It’s Not So Obvious.”

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