Most of us know that exercise is good for our bodies, but how and why physical activity is so great for our brains has long been a mystery. A recent study with mice shows that vigorous exercise constructively changes how some genes work inside (mice’s) brains. This might be positive news for us too because our brains may be affected the same way by strenuous exercise. For some time, scientists have known that the brains of physically active animals and humans are not the same as the brains of those who are inactive. Experiments with animals have demonstrated that exercise stimulates the creation of many new cells in the hippocampus, a part of the brain vital to memory and learning.

Researchers have also recently learned that exercise triggers both animals’ and people’s production of a protein called brain-deprived neurotropic factor, or B.D.N.F., which some scientists have christened “Miracle-Gro” for your brain. B.D.N.F. bolsters the growth and health of neurons and strengthens the synapses connecting those neurons, boosting your brain’s capabilities. Lower levels of B.D.N.F. are connected to cognitive decline in both humans

and animals. Intense exercise (for at least an hour) pushes your brain to make B.D.N.F., which enriches your thinking and reasoning powers, and advances your ability to learn and retain knowledge. Scientists have long known how incredibly beneficial exercise is for our bodies, but are just beginning to understand how profoundly exercise affects our brain health and cognitive abilities throughout our lifetimes.

Circle Bars is here for the hard-working Mom whose energy flags during her busy days, the student who sometimes needs to run from school to work without enough time (in-between) to prepare a healthy meal, and the active woman who needs to have energy in her pocket during her run, swim, or bike ride. Circle Bars provides a natural, low-fat, low-carb energy-on-the-run nutrition bar that gives you that boost when you need it most, and keeps you energized until you have the time for a healthy meal.

Circle Bars helps women keep on moving, while keeping hunger and time out of the equation – two issues that drive us to binge on fast food and high-calorie, nutritionally- bankrupt snacks. The one thing we want to encourage more than anything is that you eat nutritious meals and

beneficial snacks too, so you can remain energetic, active and healthy!