When a lab mouse is allowed to run around in its cage, its brainpower improves. When it’s forced into running harder than it would on its own volition, its brainpower improves even more, according to a recent New York Times blog post about a study led by researchers at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.
Yes, it’s snowing. Which is a good thing. But with winter comes the common cold that gets passed around what seems like all season. This year, fight back—and get fit in the process. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, 45 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (such as walking) on most days of the week can decrease sick time by 25 to 50 percent.