30 Jun '16, 11am

Have you noticed the effects running has on your brain?

Have you noticed the effects running has on your brain?

I was listening to NPR in the car yesterday morning and a fascinating story came on around the power of boredom. The author of the study was explaining how important boredom is- or anytime that we unplug and let our minds wander. No screen, no music, no distractions. This is when some of our brain’s most creative work is done. Although we tend to complain about boredom, it is in these moments that our brain is pushed to be a little more creative and into powerful daydreaming where we plan, dream, and discern the direction we want to go. The study did not reference running in particular but it’s closely linked to the studies that find exercise improves the creative function of our brain as well. There are many times that I feel stuck with a particular project only to go on a run and get my answers. By the time I’m in the shower post-run, the creative juices are flowing and ...

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