I feel very strongly about the idea that the brain benefits from exercise. I think the benefits to the brain are totally overlooked by most fitness writers when, in fact, they may be the most important.
“Exercise is really for the brain, not the body. It affects mood, vitality, alertness, and feelings of well-being” according to Jahn Ratey, MD and author of Spark, The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (available on Amazon).
Please check out my Page Important Facts About Your Brain (and Exercise) for more details.