How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

This article has a ton of good reasons why you should take up running - or some other vigorous cardio exercise - if you haven’t already.

Studies in animal models have shown that new neurons are produced in the brain throughout the lifespan, and, so far, only one activity is known to trigger the birth of those new neurons: vigorous aerobic exercise, said Karen Postal, president of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. “That’s it,” she said. “That’s the only trigger that we know about.”

My anecdotal and admittedly biased opinion (I try to run every day) is that the time you spend exercising should be a net positive in your efforts to get better at coding.


Yes, I love neuroscience science. Thank you for sharing.