Exercise & The Brain

It’s not really news, I know, but it’s always good to see reaffirmation of the benefits of exercise on learning and the brain – like the article in today’s Independent. One aspect I hadn’t seen articulated quite so directly concerns the role exercise plays in reducing aggression. Perhaps that explains why, almost without exception, martial artists seem to be amongst the least aggessive people around. Much of the article concerns the work of Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, John Ratey, author of a book entitled Spark and a related blog.