Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 'We could see her lungs through her skin' > Health-in-Motion 23 August 2016 Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running. A study involving laboratory mice has shown that the concentration of a protein called cathepsin B, which increases in the blood following a run, promotes the growth of neurons in the brain. According to researchers, an increase in cathepsin B levels in humans who exercise regularly for several months can be linked to improved performance in complex recall tasks, like drawing from memory. So if you want to bolster your mental capacity, put in some time on the gym treadmill. 0 More: Daily Dose: 'We could see her lungs through her skin' Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Adele singing about ‘cheesy butter cups’? Why we sometimes hear the wrong lyrics… Lifestyle 5 exercises you can do in your lounge Medical This group of people has a 7 times greater risk of sudden heart death Lifestyle This factor is key for online quit-smoking Medical ‘I Googled how to kill myself’ Lifestyle How masturbating, breathing and 23 other simple habits can make you the healthiest you’ve ever been From our sponsors Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.