You can’t outrun old age but running may help your brain from ageing.

A new study has found aerobic exercise – that’s exercise that stimulates and strengthens the heart and lungs such as jogging, rowing, swimming or cycling – can slow the rate at which your brain shrinks in older age which in turn, could improve your cognitive function.

Naturally, brain size decreases by 5 % every 10 years after you turn 40 but researchers from the National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney Uni found that when we exercise, our brains produce a chemical that could help prevent cognitive decline.

So if you were looking for another reason to get moving, this seems like a pretty good one!

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