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.


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