#Running and other aerobic exercise increase #neurogenesis (the growth of new brain cells) and enhance cognition
Running (and cycling) produce positive neurological brain enhancements. Extrapolating from research on mice and monkeys, this research evidence shows that increased aerobic exercise increases cognitive functioning across the lifespan which is likely due to increased blood flow to the brain. Additionally, fMRI studies on older adults who exercised regularly show an increase in their hippocampus by 2%. These findings demonstrate a pattern of new cell growth in that region of the brain.
Read published research article on http://www.Brainfacts.orghttp://www.brainfacts.org/Across-the-Lifespan/Diet-and-Exercise/Articles/2013/Physical-Exercise-Beefs-Up-the-Brain
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