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Exercise for Healthier Brain Briefing for Congressional Staffers in DC

Research has shown that physical activity has a positive impact on brain health, but more work is needed to better understand the mechanisms in play to encourage people to reap the full benefits, said a panel of experts at a 7 Sept. Capitol Hill briefing on physical activity and brain health.

“Moving Toward a Healthy Brain: Physical Activity and Brain Health” was hosted by AAAS with the support of the Dana Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research, and in conjunction with the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers.