From depression to dementia, the benefits are proven.
I like running, but not after midday. I’m a morning person, and like to harness the extra energy that comes with the first half of the day. This routine means that I don’t usually eat anything until 11am. Thus, with no palpable hardship (but with the assistance of some good coffee and plenty of water), I am practising intermittent fasting and fortifying the neurons in my brain.
Most people practise intermittent fasting in order to lose weight, and it is indeed an effective strategy. Less well known are the neurological benefits, which include improved mood and memory, and reduced risk of stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
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