Excellent piece from Quartz.com on the neurological benefits of exercise, in the areas of memory, concentration, stress relief, creativity, mood, and age-related cognitive health. Okay, so you won’t work out to keep your body strong…do it to keep your brain strong.

In these ways, neuroscience gives us a framework to understand exercise as a tool for better education, increased productivity in the workforce and combating cognitive decline. It’s time for us to stop using the looming prospect of beach season as the motivation for exercise—and instead shift the conversation to a discussion about how staying active can change the way we live.

Source: A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed – Quartz