Although scientists have known for some time that physical exercise is good for brain health, there is still work to be done on how different types of exercise affect the brain. A new study from the University Hospital Bonn in Germany sheds some light: it found that high-activity exercise engages affective/emotion processing networks, while low-intensity engages cognitive control and attention networks.

More details on this new research in “Low- and High-intensity Workouts Affect Your Brain Differently”