You are here

Why Cardio Is the Best Workout for Your Brain

A new study, done in rats, found running and HIIT stimulate the growth of more brain cells than weightlifting.

Aerobic exercise doesn’t just fix heart tissue, it grows brain cells, too.

The Journal of Physiology reports that in an experiment in Finland, rats that ran on a wheel showed the most brain-cell growth (their brains were dissected after), followed by those prodded to sprint (to simulate HIIT). Oddly, neither rats who climbed with their tails weighted (to mimic weightlifting) nor those who just sat on their little rat asses grew any new brain cells at all.

[Your punch line here.]

Running Tips: 2 Cardio Workouts to Improve Your V02 Max>>>

Not a fan of traditional cardio? Check out 8 Cardio Workouts for the Guy Who Hates Cardio Workouts.  

Topics: 

Want more Men's Fitness?

Sign Up for our newsletters now.

You might also like