A long-term study directed by a University of Miami professor wanted to know the effects of moderate exercise on one's brainpower.

Spoiler alert: It's good news for joggers, bad news for couch potatoes.

Dr. Clinton Wright of the University of Miami launched the study a dozen years ago. According to his findings, as reported in the U.S. National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus, moderate exercise can give one a "brain age" that's a decade younger than the brains of those who don't exercise.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.