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Not enough sleep may cancel the benefits of exercise on brain health

A new study out of University College London showed that if an individual exercises regularly but fails to get enough sleep, the benefits of exercise on brain health can be significantly diminished. 

The study suggests that sleep deprivation may counteract the positive effects of exercise on cognitive function and brain health. The research involved measuring brain activity and cognitive performance in a group of adults who either exercised regularly or led a sedentary lifestyle, comparing their results based on the amount of sleep they received. 

The findings indicate that exercise alone does not fully compensate for the negative impact of inadequate sleep on brain health. This research underscores the importance of prioritizing both exercise and sufficient sleep for overall well-being and optimal brain function.

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