What kinds of exercise can boost long-term memory?

October 5, 2014 7:21 AM

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What kinds of exercise can boost long-term memory?

Previous studies have shown that memory may be improved by several months of aerobic exercises, such as running, cycling or swimming. However, the findings of the new study - published in the journal Acta Psychologica - demonstrate that a similar memory boost can be achieved in a much shorter period.

"Our study indicates that people don't have to dedicate large amounts of time to give their brain a boost," says Lisa Weinberg, the Georgia Tech graduate student who led the project.

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