Hit the gym, improve your memory!

Exercise has always been vital for our health. But do you know it can also help you increase your short term memory? Studies now prove hitting the gym can raise the capacity of memorizing.


A research was presented at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology in Cardiff by Dr. David Marchant from Edge Hill University, Lancashire where it was concluded that exercising does have a positive effect on your short term memory.

Experiments were conducted on active and healthy people. In the activity they were asked to recall some words before and after exercise and rest. There was a difference recorded in the standard of learning the words when results of exercising after learning were compared to rest after learning. It was observed that people tend to recall more when they exercise after learning as compared to the other.

Dr. Marchant, post the research, suggested that the experiments proved that short term memory is alleviated with the help of exercise. Exercise helped in instantaneous recalling of the words when done before learning.  But exercise after learning helped when they had to wait to recall the words.

Therefore, there is an added motivation to put some energy into building the muscle. Tone down your body and get your short term memory improved!

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