Results showed the hippocampus experienced a boost both immediately after exercise and after continued habitual exercise following a 12-week regiment.
Researchers at The University of Iowa recently advanced data intimating the positive cognitive benefits of habitual physical activity.
The new study premiered at the annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society this past Sunday and bolstered previous reports that link working out with short-term boots to memory.
Physical activity and cognition
A previous study performed at the University of British Columbia motioned that regular aerobic exercise increases the size of the hippocampus, a part of the brain integral to both long-term and short term memory.
Heidi Godman of Harvard Health, explains, “The benefits of exercise come directly from its ability to reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of growth factors — chemicals in the brain that affect the health of brain cells, the growth of new blood vessels in the…
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