Hit the trails to brighten your mood

May 20th, 2018 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

It’s trail season and the sun on city streets its nearly unbearable, making it a great time to get away from your usual route through concrete jungles. Anecdotes and scientific research suggest getting away from […]


Which type of exercise is best for your brain?

February 17th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Articles, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

A study produced by Finland researchers looked at weight training, distance running and high-intensity intervals to find which best benefits the brain.  It’s not uncommon for a runner to have adjusted to the lifestyle […]


Study: Exercising while young alters gut microbes and leads to a healthier brain

January 5th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Kids involved in regular physical activity while they are young may have a better chance of creating a stronger immune system and healthier brain for later in life says a new study. The recent study […]


Study links 30 minutes of moderate exercise to improved motor skills

November 3rd, 2015 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Just 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise can improve one’s motor learning skills, a recent study by researchers at John Hopkins University published in PLOS ONE suggests. Motor learning can be described as the process of […]


Running could make you smarter later in life

June 29th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Though we all know the fitness benefits of keeping active, a growing pile of research shows the potential cognitive benefits of running also. Adding to that research is a new study, published earlier in […]


Why exercise boosts brain function

March 7th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Ever noticed that your thinking seems more clear after you get in from a run? You’re not dreaming it. The University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute recently did a study which concluded that 30 […]


Running may lower risk of Parkinson’s disease

November 27th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Science | No Comments »

Your morning run commute may be lowering your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease late in life. The benefits late in life of being a runner keep piling up. A new, extensive study of the […]


Three win Nobel Prize in medicine for discovery of brain’s navigation

October 7th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Have you ever thought you were lost in the woods while out running but somehow managed to make your way back where you wanted to be? A British-American and two Norwegian scientists were recently […]


Cynicism may be bad for your brain

May 29th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

If a fast friend enters the same race as you, do you assume it is for camaraderie, or to try and show you up? If this same friend offers to design your training plan, […]


Study: how a sedentary lifestyle could rewire your brain

January 22nd, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Sitting around all day may actually change how your brain responds to stimuli. New research in the Journal of Comparative Neurology claims to have made progress on understanding a new link between living a […]


Study: weight affects outlook on exercising

January 8th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity by the Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality in China has found that women who are overweight are more likely to have negative connotations of […]


Running rewires the brain to better handle stress: study

July 4th, 2013 by Michal Kapral | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Regular running reorganizes the brain in a way that makes it more adept at dealing with stressful situations, a new study by Princeton University researchers published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found.