Train improves studying and reminiscence in younger adults

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Exercise improves learning and memory in young adults

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According to a recent review of published studies, just a single workout has positive effects on learning and memory in young adults.

The review published in Translational Sports Medicine included 13 relevant studies. The types of exercise studied included walking, running, and cycling in individuals between the ages of 18 and 35.

The researchers found that aerobic exercise for 2 minutes to 1 hour at moderate to high intensity improved attention, concentration, and learning and memory functions for up to 2 hours. They found that the results can have important educational implications.

"Sport makes you smart," said Dr. med. Peter Blomstrand from MD Hospital of Ryhov District Hospital and Jönköping University in Sweden.

Moderate intensity exercise can improve memory performance

More information:
Peter Blomstrand et al., Effects of Individual Training on Memory and Learning Functions in Young Adults – A Systematic Review, Translational Sports Medicine (2020). DOI: 10.1002 / tsm2.190

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