How running can boost the size of your brain: Scientists discover people who keep fit have better memories and clearer thinking
If you thought running was just great for the body, then think again.
Scientists have uncovered evidence the sport not only keeps people trim but also boosts brain power.
The research found that people who keep fit are more likely to have larger brains, better memories and clearer thinking.
They also found that unfit people tended to have smaller brains and reduced cognitive skills.
The findings add to a growing body of evidence which links exercise with helping protect the brain against ageing and also aiding it replace dying cells.
This might reduce the risk of debilitating illnesses and diseases such as Alzheimer's.