WHY DID HARVARD APPOINT A WOMAN AS PRESIDENT WHEN THEY COULD HAVE GOTTEN JACK LA LANNE?
The current newsstand edition of Newsweek has a big cover story--well, actually an extended, multi-article feature--on "Exercise and the Brain" that comes off most convincingly. Based on the copious research evidence presented, there can be little doubt that physical fitness and mental fitness are very much linked. The basic point of the feature is that with exercise and physical activity, one's intellectual processes are enhanced and fortified, while without healthy regular workouts, one's neurons shrivel and one's intelligence wanes. To quote the opening article, "No matter your age, it seems, a strong, active body is crucial for building a strong, active mind."
Point clearly proved, and point well taken, Newsweek.
Just one thing. For the love of God, don't let Stephen Hawking see this magazine.