Category Archives: Exercise

Insights On the Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Performance

A study reveals both aerobic exercise and sitting in an upright posture improves visual working memory. A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise. Electroencephalography readings were taken … Continue reading

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Even mild physical activity immediately improves memory function

People who include a little yoga or tai chi in their day may be more likely to remember where they put their keys. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Japan’s University of Tsukuba found that even very light … Continue reading

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Run, Walk, or Diet? Insights into Exercise Science

During the respiration unit of my undergraduate anatomy class, one of my students asked about differences in lung volume and the effects of “being a runner” versus someone who does not exercise as regularly. While it is widely accepted that … Continue reading

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Exercise Increases Brain Size

Exercise increases the size of the left region of the hippocampus, an area of the brain critical for memory, a new study reveals. In a first of its kind international collaboration, researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine at … Continue reading

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How to Have a Healthy Brain and Keep It

“It’s increasingly clear that exercise is as good for the brain as it is for the body, The Globe and Mail reported. “You’ll score better on cognitive tests immediately after a moderate workout, and the gains accumulate over weeks of … Continue reading

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Daily Crosswords Linked to Sharper Brain in Later Life

A new study from the University of Exeter adds to growing evidence that embarking on daily challenging puzzles can help protect brain function later in life. Researchers report older people who complete a daily crossword have brain function equivalent to people … Continue reading

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An intense workout boosts motor learning

A single session of intense exercise can improve motor memory and motor skill learning. It takes a lot of practice to master the perfect kick. But if you do a quick high-intensity workout immediately after practicing your kicking technique, you’ll … Continue reading

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