♥ for the brain

‘Regular exercise improves cognitive function, slows down the mental aging process and helps us process information more effectively.’

The health benefits of a regular run have long been known, and recently scientists have found why. Running stimulates the brain to grow fresh grey matter and it has a big impact on mental ability. A few days of running can lead to the growth of hundreds of thousands of new brain cells that improve the ability to recall memories without confusing them, a skill that is crucial for learning and other cognitive tasks. Jogging and other aerobic exercise can improve memory and learning, and potentially slow down the deterioration of mental ability that happens with old age*.

Despite the fact that more than one in three people (35%) will eventually suffer from a brain disease, only 10% of scientific resources are spent on research of brain diseases. That is why there is a major gap that can only be filled by private initiatives such as Run4Brain. You can make the difference by supporting the Run4Brain initiative.

* Source: Fernando Gomez‐Pinilla, Charles Hillman. The influence of exercise on cognitive abilities. Comprehensive Physiology 2013