Benefits of Short Bursts of Exercise on Memory

What a great way to improve memory without the use of medication! Anyone, any time can attain the benefits of short bursts of exercise on memory. Whether it’s a short bike ride, a walk, a few dance steps, or anything else you enjoy, short and sweet works to your benefit.

Benefits of Short Bursts of Exercise on Memory

Research has shown that there are benefits of short burst of exercise on memory.

According to scientists with the University of California Irvine’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, most research has focused on the benefits of a long-term exercise program. But they decided to examine the immediate effects of a brief bout of exercise on memory.

In the study, post-doctoral researcher Dr. Sabrina Segal and colleagues had people between the ages of 50 and 85 with and without memory deficits view pleasant images, such as photos of nature and animals. Then subjects exercised on a stationary bicycle for six minutes at 70 percent of their maximum capacity.

An hour later, the participants were given a surprise test on the images. Results showed a striking enhancement of memory in both the healthy and cognitively impaired adults, compared with people who did not ride the bike.

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Imagine a training program at work that has built-in exercise intervals to enhance the learning. Give it a try and tell us how it goes.

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