Companies are always looking for ways to increase employee production. Well there is a great solution and that is to have your employees work out. It has been shown that exercise boost cognitive function and the lasting euphoric feeling afterwards can have many positive benefits to employee interaction. This article by Gretchen Reynolds talks about the process of working out and how it correlates to brain function.
Upending the cliché of muscleheads, scientists at the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging recently set out to examine whether changes in muscles prompted by exercise might subsequently affect and improve the brain’s ability to think.
Lab animals and people generally perform better on tests of cognition after several weeks of exercise training, and studies have shown that over time, running and other types of endurance exercise increase the number of neurons in portions of the brain devoted to memory and learning. But the mechanisms that underlie this process remain fairly mysterious. Do they start within the brain itself? Or do messages arrive from elsewhere in the body to jump-start the process?