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Exercise Boosts Memory

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Exercise improves memory, a study says, and the fitter you become, the bigger the memory boost. For six weeks, 95 healthy young adults—nonexercisers whose average age was 21—joined one of three groups: no exercise, high-intensity cycling for 20 minutes three times a week, or high-intensity cycling preceded or followed by computer-based memorization tasks. Both cycling groups saw significant improvements in memory and physical fitness. In fact, the participants who increased their physical fitness the most scored the highest on memory tests. This was especially true for the group that took part in memorization tasks, so exercise your body and your brain for best results.
Source: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Sept. 29, 2017

 

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