Go! Fitness: Mental activity over a lifetime builds a dense network of connections between br…

Mental activity over a lifetime builds a dense network of connections between brain cells. Experience and learning build and maintain these connections. When you learn something new, you keep this "cognitive reserve" in good shape. Mentally challenging tasks have the biggest impact. Taking on an endeavour like learning a new language can be a difficult investment, but the payoff is greater.
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Go! Fitness: There may be times during vigorous exercise that you’ve wondered if taking in ex…

There may be times during vigorous exercise that you’ve wondered if taking in extra sugar would give you a boost in energy. Well, rather than a sugar drink, plain water will do just fine. Although your body uses extra sugar during exercise, it can easily be replaced with stored sugar from your liver. Regardless of the temptation to consume sweetened drinks, it’s usually a bad idea.
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Go! Fitness: Sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and has also…

Sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and has also been linked to a fatty liver. Experts figure that drinking twelve ounces of sugar-sweetened beverage each day adds around 15 lbs to our weight in a year, and the sugar intake from sweet sports drinks and sodas is about the same. Digesting most types of sugar affects our metabolism, the rate at which our bodies expend energy or burn calories.
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