jumping at the chance to take the social work exam A recent study shows how exercise can change the brain (in rats, but chances are, in humans too). From the NYT:

Until about 20 years ago, most scientists believed that the brain's structure was fixed by adulthood, that you couldn't create new brain cells, alter the shape of those that existed or in any other way change your mind physically after adolescence.

But in the years since, neurological studies have established that the brain retains plasticity, or the capacity to be reshaped, throughout our lifetimes. Exercise appears to be particularly adept at remodeling the brain, studies showed.

Stuck on the social work exam? Have stuck clients? Science says exercise. And, as long as you're listening to science, here's a quick, sciencey workout to consider.

January 23, 2014