Running helps more than your heart and lungs. Promising brain research shows a strong link between running and a “younger,” more nimble brain. All forms of exercise generate more energy for the brain, but research indicates the more aerobically challenging the exercise, the greater the mental payoff.
Running helps you get better at learning and storing new information and memories, may make the executive functions that happen in the frontal cortex (decision-making, planning, organizing, juggling mental tasks) easier, and more.
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