Most of us here at the physiotherapy clinic are regularly involved in some kind of sport or exercise . This varies from triathlons, cycling, skiing, running, football, exercise classes , swimming, walking and climbing. We do these because we enjoy them, it keeps us fit and means we can tuck into a substantial plateful and glass of wine with a clearer conscience. BUT it is even better than that. A recent article in the Guardian reported that
"Neuroscientists at Cambridge University have shown that running stimulates the brain to grow fresh grey matter and it has a big impact on mental ability.
A few days of running led to the growth of hundreds of thousands of new brain cells that improved the ability to recall memories without confusing them, a skill that is crucial for learning and other cognitive tasks". The full story can be found at
So it would seem that the more we know about exercise the greater the benefits seem to be. It is good for the body and the brain; a definite win win situation......particularly when you can also enjoy a good meal.