Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Life 101: Exercise is the way to waste (not burn!) all that extra energy

Luckily, the human ingenuity that invented agriculture and division of labor and supply chains and fridges that made is sooo easy to ingest more calories than we need to keep ourselves alive also invented a way to waste calories – or, should I say, “burn” calories: exercise. Calories are energy, and energy only gets transferred,…...

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Sweating is good for the brain

Gone are the days when exercise was only recommended to keep your heart healthy, your cholesterol low and your blood pressure under control. Nowadays, it’s also recommended for maintaining brain health: it combats the harmful effects of chronic stress, depression, anxiety, improves memory and learning, and even makes the brain produce substances that keep neurons […]

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