New research has unlocked another piece in the puzzle of how exercise improves our brain function.
A discovery has identified what triggers the brain to boost brain function through exercise.
Many of us will be familiar with the ‘post-exercise high’ that is often what motivates us to get our joggers on in the first place. We can always look forward to feeling more awake and ‘alive’ post-workout, even if we are physically exhausted!
The Hippocampus is an important area of our brain for memory and learning. When we exercise, stem cells in this region multiply to form new nerve cells (neurons) which leads to improvements in learning and memory.
And now we know more about how…