Julia Basso was interviewed by for This Is What Exercise Does to Your Brain. In the article, which focused on why exercise improves mood, Basso said people who experience the biggest gains in their fitness show the biggest cognitive changes, suggesting higher-intensity workouts provide extra benefit. However, mood boosts occur no matter the intensity of the activity. "You could go for a walk and your mood is going to be lifted up. But you need higher intensity to get cognitive improvements. The more you're getting your heart rate up higher and higher, the longer-term fitness benefits you're going to have, and then the longer-term cognitive benefits."