The study, led by researchers at the University of Arizona, looked at the relationship between endurance exercise and the brain. Researchers took a resting-state M.R.I of 22 men, aged 18–25. Of these men, 11 were competitive distance runners while the remaining 11 were healthy, but sedentary, men.
The research found that, compared to the inactive group, the endurance runners had more connectivity in specific parts of their brain. As the New York Times writes, the runners appeared to have brains “in which certain cognitive skills, including multitasking and concentration, were more finely honed than among the inactive men.”
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Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com