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Exercise timed right can help learning — who knew?

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Billy Haigh
Jun 20, 2016 23:59
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So if you re cramming for a test, can exercise help your memory?

Recent research suggests that a delayed period of exercise helps with retention more than just does resting or working out immediately after a study session, according to Ars Technica.

Studies and opinions about the relationship between exercise and eating are like flies at a picnic.

The second group watched four hours of nature documentaries and then did the same 35-minute workout.

When the test results were analyzed, it turned out the immediate exercisers and the no exercise control group scored roughly the same on the re-test.

In further investigation, functional magnetic resonance images MRIs of the participants while they were taking the re-test showed more activity around the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with long-term memory, with the delayed exercise group than with the other two groups.

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