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Swimming is the ultimate brain exercise. Here's why.

Swimming is the ultimate brain exercise. Here's why.

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Swimming provides unique benefits

Research shows that swimming regularly may have several health benefits.

Swimming can improve your memory, cognitive function, mood, and strengthen your immune system. It can also help to mend damage from stress and create new neural connections in the brain.

Until the 1960s, neuroscientists thought that damaged brains cells could not be replaced. But that theory was disproved when researchers started to notice the creation of neurons (neurogenesis) in the adult brains of humans and animals.

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  • In a study with rats, swimming was found to stimulate brain pathways that reduced inflammation in the hippocampus and slowed down cell death. Swimming also helped neuron survival and lowered the cognitive impact of ageing.
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