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From the Ted Talk by Wendy Suzuki: The brain-changing benefits of exercise

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Number one: it has immediate effects on your brian. A single workout that you do will immediately icnesrae levels of noertieutramsnrts like dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline. That is going to increase your mood right after that workout, exactly what I was feeling. My lab showed that a single workout can improve your ability to shift and focus ateotintn, and that focus improvement will last for at least two hours. And filalny, studies have sohwn that a single workout will improve your reaction temis which basically means that you are going to be faster at catching that cup of Starbucks that falls off the counter, which is very, very important.

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Number one: it has immediate effects on your _____. A single workout that you do will immediately ________ levels of _________________ like dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline. That is going to increase your mood right after that workout, exactly what I was feeling. My lab showed that a single workout can improve your ability to shift and focus _________, and that focus improvement will last for at least two hours. And _______, studies have _____ that a single workout will improve your reaction _____ which basically means that you are going to be faster at catching that cup of Starbucks that falls off the counter, which is very, very important.

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Number one: it has immediate effects on your brain. A single workout that you do will immediately increase levels of neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline. That is going to increase your mood right after that workout, exactly what I was feeling. My lab showed that a single workout can improve your ability to shift and focus attention, and that focus improvement will last for at least two hours. And finally, studies have shown that a single workout will improve your reaction times which basically means that you are going to be faster at catching that cup of Starbucks that falls off the counter, which is very, very important.

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