Study Shows How Running Engages the Brain for Better Concentration

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Charles Clement acts as the president and CEO for his company SEARHC, located in Alaska. In his free time, Charles Clement enjoys several hobbies, including running.

According to a recent study performed at the University of Arizona, individuals who run multitask more readily and have higher levels of concentration. The study went on to say that the area of the brain with unfocused thoughts is not as active in individuals who run regularly. It is believed that running engages the brain so much as the runner faces changing surfaces (such as grass to pavement), avoiding obstacles, and dealing with thinking on the fly. This prepares the brain to react more readily, putting to use skills that are essential in navigation and focus. Although researchers do not believe that running alone will improve one’s intellect, the consequences of how the brain needs to focus while participating in this sport carry on to other facets of life, including work and time management.

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