The Surprising Trick That Could Boost Memory

You're welcome.

Want to boost your memory? Then you'd better get your trainers on.

Intensive
exercise (we're talking spinning not sauntering) four hours after
learning something can help you remember information, according to new
research from the Netherlands.

For the
study, 72 people spent 40 minutes on a memory task, for which they were
shown pictures in one of six locations on a computer screen. Split into
three groups, they were then asked to workout on an exercise bike
straight away, four hours later or not at all, it's reported in the
journal Current Biology.

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Two days later they were tested on how much they
remembered while having a brain scan. And the group that exercised four
hours after the task came out top. And those who did no exercise at all
performed slightly better than those who exercised straight away.

'Our
results suggest that appropriately timed physical exercise can improve
long-term memory and highlight the potential of exercise as an
intervention in education and clinical settings,' says Professor Guillén
Fernández, from Radboud University Medical Centre.

Guillen Fernandez, lead researcher, from the Donders
Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, in the Netherlands, said:
'Our results suggest that appropriately timed physical exercise can
improve long-term memory and highlight the potential of exercise as an
intervention in education and clinical settings.'

So, if you needed another excuse to hit the gym – do it for your brain!

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