Boffins say running is a smart move
REGULAR running can transform the dumbest dunce into a super-brained Albert Einstein – say boffins.
Recent research has revealed that aerobic exercise not only strengthens the heart and muscles, it also beefs up the brain...and can even prevent cancer.
Prof Albert Kramer, of Illinois University, said: “Increased physical activity has direct effects on cognition and brain health.”
He also said people with desk jobs, who do little exercise, are more at risk of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
He said: “We are becoming ever more sedentary as a result of the changing nature of work and leisure activities. As a result, diseases such as diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s are increasing. Physical activity seems to reduce susceptibility to these diseases.”
His colleague Stephen Crane said: “Basically, running will make you smarter and keep your brain healthy.