I was pleased to be the expert voice in a recent article entitled "Learning on the Run," which appeared on Motiv Running, a website dedicated to helping runners of all levels run better, reduce injuries, and live an active, outdoor lifestyle.
article described the University of Oregon's "Run with a Researcher"
program, which highlights the connection between running and learning.
I confirmed the powerful connection between movement and learning,
pointing out that the brain's central processor of learning and
memory—the hippocampus—is larger among people who exercise regularly.
also releases BDNF, a key protein that creates new cells, and because of this, as I noted in the article, "Studies suggest that we return
from exercise with a euphoria for learning."
able to speak from personal experience, not only as the co-developer of
the BrainSMART program but as a runner myself. I described how going
out for a run is a perfect follow-up to reading research since it allows
me to process the information during my physical activity.
"I find that I come back with the information clearly embedded," I told the article's author Amanda Loudin.
Read the entire article at the Motiv Running website.