Vigorous aerobic activity not only makes us feel better and provides a host of health benefits, but it’s one of the only ways to keep your brain creating new neurons. Learn more in this tip from personal trainer Jeremy Hyatt.

“If you’re a runner, you probably don’t need a collection of scientists to remind you that the running is great for your body and mind. We talk about the “runner’s high”, the ability to clear our head, etc. What’s interesting is that science, neurology in particular, is taking a closer look at these phenomenon and finding that they are not urban myth or perceived benefits.

This quote says it all…”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.”

Learn a little more about the science of running and maybe some inspiration to get outside this week and put a few miles on your legs in this article taken from NY Magazine.

Jeremy Hyatt

Jeremy’s personal training philosophy

Portland personal trainer Jeremy HyattIt’s important to start with the basics and move from there. Too often, people get into complicated movements and goals before they have the proper fundamentals, which can lead to negative results.

My number one job is to get my clients stronger for the things they want and need to do.


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