WHY EXERCISE MAKES US BRAINIER
We’ve known for years there’s a link between exercise and better brain performance, but now there’s proof
that one causes the other. A study by scientists at the US National Institute on Aging has shown aerobic workouts trigger the production of new brain cells which,
in turn, boosts brain power. During their research on mice, the scientists investigated the effect of different stimulation (play, socialising, exercise) on the brain and found that running in a wheel caused the regeneration of cells within the hippocampus (the area of the brain responsible for memory and learning)
and the mice showed improved cognitive performance afterwards.
Previous brain research on mice has led to similar results in humans.