Need some motivation to keep going this week? Well, not only does exercising regularly make you look good and feel good, it also makes you SMART!

Here are 2 fun facts to get you through your next workout and on your way to becoming a GENIUS:

1. New brain cells development
Exercise stimulates the formation of new brain cells (neurons). Also, exercise strengthens connections between those cells. The areas of the brain that are stimulated through exercise are associated with memory and learning.

2. Cognitive and mental function enhancement
Physical activity improves cognitive performance, information processing and may delay cognitive impairment and dementia. For instance, older adults who engage in regular physical activity have better performances in tests implying decision-making process, memory and problems solving.