Fitness |By TARA PARKER-POPE | April 20, 2012, 3:41 pm 2

G. Paul Burnett/The New York Times Exercise, the latest neuroscience suggests, does more to bolster thinking than thinking does.The fastest way to a fit brain is a fit body, writes Gretchen Reynolds in this week’s New York Times Magazine.There is an easy-to-achieve, scientifically proven way to make yourself smarter. Go for a walk or a swim. For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower. But the newest findings make it clear that this isn’t just a relationship; it is the relationship. Using sophisticated technologies to examine the workings of individual neurons — and the makeup of brain matter itself — scientists in just the past few months have discovered that exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility. Exercise, the latest neuroscience suggests, does more to bolster thinking than thinking does. If you'd like to read more please click HERE for the New York Times.