With gym closures and other disruptions of the pandemic, many people have remained fairly sedentary this year. If you feel unmotivated and stuck in a creative rut, studies show exercise may help.

“By exercising, you increase oxygen levels in your brain,” said Dr. Karin Olds, neurologist and stroke medical director at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. “Oxygen is important for good brain function and will improve sleep hygiene, which is super important for optimal brain function.”

Kansas City Magazine talked to Dr. Olds and Dr. James O'Keefe, preventive cardiologist and medical director of Saint Luke's Charles and Barbara Duboc Cardio Health and Wellness Center, about how cardio can boost creativity and overall performance in life.

Read the full Kansas City Magazine article: Cardio can boost creativity—here's how

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