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Boost Your Brain By Weightlifting

Hitting the gym can boost your memory, researchers have found. They say an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance your long-term memory by 10 per cent
04 Oct 2014 07:43
Boost Your Brain By Weightlifting
Iliesa Vosarogo (left) and Laura Hill.

Hitting the gym can boost your memory, researchers have found.
They say an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance your long-term memory by 10 per cent in healthy young adults. Although the study used weight exercises, researchers said that resistance activities such as squats or knee bends would probably produce the same results.
“ Our study indicates that people don’t have to dedicate large amounts of time to give their brain a boost,’ said Lisa Weinberg, the Georgia Tech graduate student who led the project.
Although the study used weight exercises, Weinberg said that resistance activities such as squats or knee bends would probably produce the same results.
The study, which was published in the journal Acta Psychologica, studied participants asked to lift weights just once two days before testing them.

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