The science behind why exercise keeps us healthy

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It is no newsflash to suggest exercise is beneficial for physical and mental health, but exactly how activity confers those benefits is still not entirely clear. Researchers are now homing in on the physiological mechanisms to finally explain exactly how exercise can slow cognitive decline, reverse diabetes, prevent vision loss, and even help kill cancer. Even more intriguing is the research looking to harness the effects of exercise by just taking a pill!

The science behind why exercise keeps us healthy

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