Bulging Brains: Does Exercise Make You Smarter? (Infographic)
We know working out and exercising can make you fitter, healthier, and possibly add some years onto your clock. But will it make you smarter?
The answer is: Possibly. According to studies gathered by OnlineCollegeCourses, regular exercise doesn’t just boost your health, but it may also increase your smarts, too. Studies found that a quick work out right before a test seemed to raise scores, and employees who regularly hit the gym or the bike tend to be more efficient than their couch potato co-workers.
As the infographic below shows, regular exercise stimulates brain cell growth, doubling the hippocampus (the area of the brain associated with memory and learning), in the brains of mice that ran 3 miles a day. So it looks like not only will a workout give you bulging biceps, but an impressive frontal lobe as well.