Running is not only good for your body, but also boosts your brainpower, according to a new study.

Researchers found that aerobic exercise increases the neuron reserves in the hippocampus area of the brain, responsible for learning.

And importantly, exercise such as running boosted these reserves far more than high intesity training (HIT) or resistance training.

The study, published in the Journal of Physiology: London, was carried out by Department of Psychology and the Department of Biology of Physical Activity at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.

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