US based medical researchers have discovered that exercise actually boosts brainpower.
According to a recent report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center studied the ability of mice to grow new brain cells in the dentate gyrus portion of the hippocampus when subjected to a regular exercise regime. Using MRI scans to document the changes in the mouse brains, they were able to establish a positive link between exercise, improved blood flow, and the corresponding increase in brain cells.
Extrapolating their findings from mice to humans, they were able to confirm similar MRI scan patterns in the same areas of human subjects following sustained exercise.
Therefore, we are finally able to clearly state, without fear of contradiction, that not only is it "smart to kick" but it is also "kick to be smart!"
Let's all get out there on our scooters and kick our brains into high gear!