Exercise Boosts Memory, and More
Can’t find your keys? Go for a quick walk or do a few yoga poses. In a recent study, brain imaging of 36 healthy young adults who had just exercised for ten minutes showed improved connectivity between the parts of the brain thought to help lay down new memories and the parts involved in detailed memory processing. The participants also improved their performance on a recall test. The researchers now plan to run studies in older adults to understand whether regular light exercise alters the brain’s structure and function over time.