Runners Might Have Better Connected Brains

A new research by the University of Arizona shows that runners seem to have better connected brains compared to non-runners’ brains.connected brains

For the study, the scientists compared MRI scans of young runners and young adults who are not engaged in a regular physical activity. Age of participants varied from 18 to 25 with comparable body mass index and levels of education.

The runners’ MRI scans showed greater functional connectivity (connections between distinct brain regions) within several areas of the brain, including the frontal cortex, which is important for cognitive functions such as planning, decision-making and the ability to switch attention between tasks.

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