Running Mice Suggests Brain Fitness?I’m not a big fan of reporting on animal studies, because the results are often not replicated with humans. Animal studies are like the small surveys conducted in undergraduate psychology classes — you …

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Running Mice Suggests Brain Fitness?

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  1. I have always believed that my runs make me a healthier person in general, and this just reinforces it!

  2. I couldn’t agree more. The mainstream media continues to be a poor source for anything health related. They take either obscure facts or take to so called experts to make a story seem too good to be true.

  3. It is interesting to read how mice merely confirm what we already know about mental fitness resulting from aerobics and a proper diet. I have found that racquetball gives me the total fitness workout I need. In just a one hour racquetball game my body receives enormous benefits. First, there is the dynamic aerobic workout that racquetball provides. Next, there is the clear strength benefit from this game. Racquetball also sharpens my intellect and requires me to be particularly alert when addressing the fast moving racquetball. So the best of all fitness worlds is to combine a healthy diet with regular racquetball play. This combination produces the best in body fitness.

  4. I agree with Robert that this is nothing new and most of us, who have done aerobics exercises know the effects it has on our well being, physically as well as mentally.

    I am not so sure that the brains of mice can be compared to a human brain though.

    Nevertheless, it is important that people exercise regularly, especially running or jogging, in order to enhance their body’s fitness and stimulate their brain health.

  5. All I can say is WOW! Your article really opened my eyes and amazed me of how much I still don’t know. I’m really intrigued by this fact…it’s very interesting.

    Regarding the above comments all I can say is that I disagree…not everybody knows this stuff. In fact the vast majority of people don’t exercise at all and I can bet they don’t know the benefits of regular exercise.

  6. If this is true, I think several hamsters in my house would have their brains bulging from their skulls- those things RUN ALL NIGHT LONG!!

  7. I get the repackaging for news thing. Funny. But on the other hand, if it gets more people to learn about something they might not have come across otherwise I guess it can be beneficial.

  8. Interesting comparison, but I am not sure that human brains function they same way as the one of a mouse.

    Nevertheless, such studies are helpful and informative, especially for people who are not very interested in physical exercise or feel it’s a waste of time!

    I used to jog and exercise a lot and always felt somewhat like having a “natural high”, which for me makes sense, what the above article is referring to.

    Since I stopped exercising, my body doesn’t feel so great and I definitely will start exercising again, even if it’s just a great and brisk walk in nature.

    Great information, hope to see more of this kind.

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