Sunday, May 25, 2008

Running and Memory

Recent studies (published in Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2007 & Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 2007) show that high impact running increases the release of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). This neurochemical is responsible for increased production of proteins that are responsible for remodeling the brain and increasing its function.

Check out, "High impact running improves learning" published in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory in May 2007 (Volume 87, Issue 4).

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