OGDEN — Marathon runner, author and 1972 U.S. Olympian Jeff Galloway spoke Wednesday morning to runners, race officials and spectators on the role of physical activity in boosting mental health.
The Zions Bank Ogden Marathon is Saturday.
Galloway, an Atlanta native, presented a synopsis of his book “Fit Kids-Smarter Kids,” in which he wrote of the ties between exercise and increased mental function.
“Exercise turns on circuits in the brain,” Galloway said at the “Marathon Week” kickoff breakfast at Weber State University. “With increased exercise, kids think better, feel better and are more able to achieve goals in their lives.”