Scientists reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have concluded that running has a positive impact of the part of the brain called the hippocampus, the portion responsible for learning and memory.
Until recently, neuroscientists were under the impression that we do not grow new brain cells after birth. However recent experiments have repeatedly shown that running boosts the number of new brain cells in the hippocampus region.
This evidence confirms other studies that have begun to show that exercise triggers significant physiological and structural changes in the brain and this can improve cognitive function and help prevent mental decline.
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