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Losing Weight Helps Brain Functioning

New research shows that losing weight - and maintaining a healthy weight - helps promote a healthy, active brain and memory function.

While researchers used to believe that brain cells died, never to rise again, new research shows that brain cells do in fact regenerate and stay healthy based on your health and fitness level. For example, people who engage in even mild cardiovascular activity have much healthier brains. MRI scans done at the University of Illinois found that those who walked only a few miles each week had far healthier brains than those who did not.

In addition, glucose functioning has been shown to have a direct effect on a healthy brain and healthy memory function. The more overweight you are, the less well your brain works. In fact, the hippocampus, which handles your memory, grows smaller with poor glucose regulation.

So take action to keep your weight at a healthy level - your mind and memory may depend on it!

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