Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
If you’ve ever competed on a cross-country squad, run with a group or shared a race with a buddy, you’re familiar with the benefits of working together. Studies show that running in a pack can improve race times and decrease perceived effort. But did you know that teamwork doesn’t just affect your experience, it also impacts your intelligence?
Research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B found that being a team player can increase the size of your brain. Why go it alone when you can get faster and smarter while having fun?