Benefits of Exercise:

How Long Do They Last?

Written By BeWellBuzz

There’s a fine balance between giving your body the rest it needs to recover and taking too long a break, which negates some of the key benefits of exercise! This post from reveals what happens to your body when you stop exercising.

Evidence shows that physical exercise helps you build a brain that not only resists shrinkage as you age but also increases cognitive abilities.

Exercise encourages your brain to work at optimum capacity by causing your nerve cells to multiply, strengthening their interconnections, and protecting them from damage. There are multiple mechanisms at play here, but some are becoming more understood than others.

The rejuvenating role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of them. BDNF activates brain stem cells to convert into new neurons.

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Why I Filled My NYC Apartment With 500 Houseplants

by Summer Rayne Oakes January 17, 2017

“My mom wanted me to tell you that you have beautiful plants,” my guest said as she walked into my home.

“That’s wonderful!” I replied. “Tell her thank you.”

“But you don’t understand,” she emphasized. “My mom’s like 60 years old. She lives in Thailand and doesn’t even use a computer. I don’t know how she found out about it!”

Surrounding myself with green is simply how I love to live.

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6 Goals Most People Ignore That Make the Biggest Difference


Every time the end of the year rolls around, many of us start making goals for our next trip around the sun. New Year’s resolutions are fun to dream up, but it’s not terribly unlikely that these aspirations will be abandoned before the end of January.

To implement changes in your life that will really stick, you may need to rethink the changes themselves. The following six resolutions aren’t the ones people typically make, but they have the power to transform your life for the better.

1. Drink more water.

Following through with this goal, life coach Kali Rogers says, will benefit you both inside and out. “A lot of people do not drink enough water because they don’t think about it and instead focus on ‘fun’ drinks like coffee or soda,” she says. “Water is good for your skin, mood, performance, health — you name it, water helps it.”

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