Does running really clear your mind?

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    Runners participate in the 2014 Broad Street Run (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks

    Runners participate in the 2014 Broad Street Run (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks

    Sometimes runners sound like a broken record. Having a tough day? Go for a run. Can’t think straight? Go for a run. In a lousy mood? Go for a run. ‘It clears your head,’ they assure you.

    Now, it looks like science is backing up their claims.

    Runner and reporter Melissa Dahl of New York Magazine’s Science of Us recently wrote an article about the efforts to explain this phenomenon scientifically, and she told me what she found out – take a listen! Spoiler alert: You have to keep running for more than 30 minutes.

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